IHA welcomes admission of underfunding


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

The Independent Healthcare Association (IHA) has welcomed the acknowledgement by the Association of Directors of Social Services and the LGA that, for years, independent care homes have been underfunded by social services. “Their admission comes in a report which concludes that budget allocations from central government to local authorities are failing to keep pace with the costs of nursing and residential care,” said the IHA. “The IHA can offer local authorities an immediate solution to their funding problems. By selling-off their own residential homes and appropriately funding the care of older people in higher quality independent sector homes, local authorities can make a potential annual saving of about £500 million.”





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