Home owners win fee increase

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

In what many providers would see as a rare accomplishment, Lancashire Care Association (LCA) has secured a 1% fee increase over and above the 1.4% previously agreed by Lancashire Social Services. Social Services chairman, Cr Doreen Pollitt, said she had listened carefully to representations by the LCA and recognised the difficulties the association’s members were facing. “In the spirit of the new partnership we are trying to develop with private sector providers I am pleased to announce this further 1% increase in fees we pay to residential and nursing homes,” Cr Pollitt said. “I recognise that this is still short of what the independent sector has estimated it needs to cover their additional costs. We are also looking at ways of rewarding quality care homes with higher fees and I hope that we will make rapid progress on this in conjunction with the LCA.” Lancashire Social Services currently purchase around 8000 places for older people in nursing and residential care homes. There have been significant additio

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