Judicial review refused

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

Care homes in the Liverpool area have lost a legal battle to try and force Liverpool City Council to increase fees they pay to them. A high court judge has refused an application for a judicial review of the council¹s refusal to pay the homes a “realistic” rate. A number of homes in the area have now indicated they may have to close. Following the application¹s refusal, Liverpool Care Homes Association president Len Collins, said his members were very disappointed. “We did not even contemplate we would lose at such an early stage,” Mr Collins said. “The judge said local authorities have to live within their budgets and we had not proved homes were going out of business nor that they were not financially viable. We think that is nonsense. “We are facing meltdown this winter, the worst is round the corner. At the moment there is not a home in Liverpool that is viable.”

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