RNHA urge councils to act lawfully in funding care for the elderly


Posted on June 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) say local authorities should make sure they are acting lawfully when they set the fees they will pay for publicly funded nursing home residents.

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) say local authorities should make sure they are acting lawfully when they set the fees they will pay for publicly funded nursing home residents.
 
This is a key message from the RNHA and will be delivered at a series of roadshows around the country for care home owners, managers and senior care staff, as they gather to debate the challenge of delivering high quality services during a period of massive cost-cutting by both central government and councils.
 
Three successful judicial reviews have already been mounted against Pembrokeshire, Leicestershire and Sefton councils. A fourth review was scheduled to examine Devon County Council’s procedures in April.

RNHA chief executive officer Frank Ursell said that the three completed cases had shown that when councils decide how much they are willing to pay for frail, elderly residents to be looked after 24 hours a day, they have by law to tak





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