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Monthly Archives: September 2015
Families are paying too much for care in England “all too often” because of confusing or incorrect information from councils, a report says.
The Local Government Ombudsman said some people were not offered an affordable care option in their area.
“Top-up fees”, payable for things such as a bigger room, were often being incorrectly charged, it said.
In a joint submission to the Treasury ahead of November’s Spending Review, 20 organisations said the care sector was facing a “deepening crisis”.
They have called for funding to councils to be protected, as is happening with the NHS.