RNHA says Blair should be invoiced for £4bn


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

If Tony Blair is returned to Downing Street today, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) says he ought to be sent an invoice for £4 billion to cover the shortfall in funding of nursing home care for older people during the eight years he has been in office. This, claims the RNHA, is the sum which the Labour Government owes to the older people who have needed 24-hour nursing home care since 1997, who qualify for State funding but, according to independent experts, have found themselves short-changed by about £80 per person per week. With around 100,000 people entitled to financial help from public bodies each year to meet their nursing home costs, the under-funding adds up to around half a billion pounds for each of the eight years Labour has been in power. Should any of the other political parties be in a position to form a Government this Friday, they should be given a year in which to get the funding of nursing home care in order, says the RNHA. But if they fail to deliver the goods, the new occu





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