Rise in CSCI fees branded ‘unjustified’

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

The twenty per cent increase in fees for care home registration and inspection has been roundly criticised by the English Community Care Association (ECCA) and the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA), which says the move has been imposed on the sector without any consultation. ECCA chief executive Martin Green said the Department of Health1s announcement would add further pressure to the care home sector and, without full cost recovery to providers, would reduce the resources available to provide high quality care for residents. Mr Green said all care homes would now pay £86 per annum per bed to cover the costs of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). Should a care home1s manager change, the provider will need to find a further £518. “While ECCA is strongly in favour of proportionate regulation and totally subscribes to the need for inspection, it is essential that care homes are renumerated appropriately in order to withstand this dramatic increase in fees,” said Mr Green. “Members of EC

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