Associations advise members to check contracts

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The four major national care associations have advised their members to scrutinise the contracts to ensure local authorities are meeting their funding obligation. The associations have jointly issued a warning to local authorities that the proposals in many areas for no increase in fees for 2006/07 is “totally unacceptable” and will undermine the sector’s ability to meet the Government¹s modernising agenda, as outlined in the recent White Paper, “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say”. The warning follows a meeting between the English Community Care Association (ECCA), the National Care Association (NCA), the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) to agree a strategy for identifying the key issues affecting the long-term care sector in the UK. This joint approach is a further expression of the four associations’ collaboration in responding to consultation on the future frequency of inspection of care services provided by their members. The associations have agreed to advise thei

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