Funding articles

NHS care funding postcode lottery revealed

NHS care funding postcode lottery revealed

Dramatic variations in the number of people around the country receiving full continuing care funding have been revealed.

Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Local authorities have been reminded of their responsibility not to charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care following an investigation into North Somerset Council.

Care savings cap raised in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that people will be able to keep up to £40,000 of their savings before having to self-fund residential care costs.

ROUNDTABLE: Social care funding: a sustainable future?

Jane Ashcroft (JA), CEO, Anchor, Joan Elliott (JE), General Manager, Bupa UK Care Services, Matthew Proctor (MP), Chief Financial Officer, Avery Healthcare, and John Ransford (JR), Non-Executive Director, HC-One, assess the current social care funding climate and discuss a way towards a sustainable future.

Ombudsman raps council over top-up fee charge

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has rapped Norfolk County Council for incorrectly charging a care home resident’s family a top-up fee.

Soaring social care costs produce biggest council tax rise in 13 years

The soaring cost of social care has resulted in the biggest council tax rise in 13 years, ministers have confirmed.

Care England slams ‘derisory’ care home fee rise

Care England has slammed Sheffield City Council after it announced it was raising weekly care home fees to £463.

Elderly people support ‘death tax’ to fund better care

Elderly people support a ‘death tax’ to fund their social care costs, a new survey has found.

MPs call for health and social care tax rise

MPs have called on the Government set up a commission to look into raising money for the NHS and social care.

Half of tax revenue to go on social care by 2035, IFS says

Adult social care spending could account for half of local council tax revenue by 2035, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.