Lincolnshire providers reach settlement with council

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

Lincolnshire County Council and 11 independent sector care home providers have concluded the litigation between them through mediation. In a joint statement the Council and the providers say written contractual relations have been resumed with signing of new contracts for the period to April 5, 2004. In the meantime, the Council, the 11 care home providers of the Lincolnshire Association of Registered Care Homes (LARCH) and representatives of the sector as a whole will be involved in a consultation process to urgently review the impact of the increases in the National Minimum Wage on the cost of providing accommodation, and also to undertake a wider review of the council’s expected cost for accommodation. In May this year, LARCH claimed victory in the long-running legal dispute over fees, saying the 11 providers had been granted summary judgement in the High Court for a fair price for services they had provided to more than 300 clients of the council. Details of the settlement following the mediation process

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