Latest Care News
4th April 2018

GP visits to care homes reduce hospital admissions by nearly 40%


21st March 2018

Funding gap for care home charges filled by service users, says report


16th March 2018

Pharmacists funded to work in care homes in England


15th March 2018

Dementia UK lauds frontline nurses with emotional animation


6th March 2018

Counting the cost of adult social care as councils set spending budgets


1st March 2018

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care home stays


19th February 2018

Dementia research must study care as well as cure


15th February 2018

Social care allowances are confusing – the government must offer clarity


25th December 2017

Voucher plan to help pay for elderly care


13th December 2017
The state of social care shames us all

30th November 2017

Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'

Care homes have been applying unfair charges and over-the-top fees for self-funders, an official review shows.
 
The Competition and Market Authority found some homes had applied large upfront costs and charged families for weeks after their relatives had died. 
 
The watchdog also highlighted how those paying for themselves were charged much more than council-funded residents.
 
The average weekly charge for self-funders was £846 - 40% more than local authority rates.
 
HCA Patron
HCA Patron

 

Contact us
* required fields





Captcha image

Can't read the image? Click here to refresh.

Thanks!

Thanks for contacting us. We will get in touch with you soon!

Close this window