CSCI report on eligibility criteria is a ‘mish-mash of mixed messages’ says the RNHA

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

A report by the regulator of nursing and residential care homes, the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), on the outcome of its recent review of eligibility criteria for social care has been dubbed ‘a mish-mash of mixed messages’ by the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA).

The RNHA says the report has failed to map out a clear vision for the way in which people’s entitlement to public funding towards their care costs is determined in that, on the one hand, the CSCI appears to want the Government to tackle the existing postcode lottery, possibly by introducing a single national resource allocation formula for social care, but also appears to accept that local councils should continue to decide how much is spent on services for older people.

While the regulator’s report expresses concern that the total size of the social care financial cake may be inadequate to meet people’s needs, the RNHA believes that the CSCI has offered no practical suggestions for ensuring that additional public f

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