North Somerset care providers reach agreement with council


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

North Somerset Care Homes Association (NSCHA), in dispute over fee levels and refusing to accept new council-funded residents (CT, November, 2002) has called off its threatened cancellation of placement contracts after reaching an agreement with North Somerset Council. The 34 member group has agreed to await the outcome of an independent study by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers into fee levels. The council hopes any recommended increase in fees recommended by the study will be met by central government. John Kane, of NSCHA, said home owners accepted the council¹s assurance that the difference between the present interim fee levels and the fair price established by the review would be met within a reasonable time scale. “We recognise that this implementation will be influenced by the additional level of Government funding available to the local authority,” Mr Kane said. “We hope this review will form the basis for us to work closely with the council in future years to provide care for elderly people in Nor





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