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.
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.
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.
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.
The soaring cost of social care has resulted in the biggest council tax rise in 13 years, ministers have confirmed.
Care England has slammed Sheffield City Council after it announced it was raising weekly care home fees to £463.
Care England has renewed its call for structured plans for health and social care integration in order to relieve pressure on the NHS.