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Children in care ‘too often denied mental health treatment’

Families often charged too much for care, ombudsman says

The ombudsman received 2,848 complaints about social care from August 2014 to July 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.

Care of vulnerable people ‘put in danger’

  • 8 hours ago
  • From the section Health

The dignity, heath and wellbeing of older people and those with disabilities in England are in danger, health and care groups warn.

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.