Social services directors and independent care providers create fee-level initiative

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

Reassurance, stability, and moves towards creating agreed fee levels promise to be the outcomes of a recent meeting between directors of social services and representatives of independent health and social care providers. Senior executives from the independent residential, nursing home and home care sectors attended the meeting alongside senior officers of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS). Although local directors of social services and independent sector providers meet regularly, this is only the second time that national officers from both the statutory and independent sectors have met. The event was seen very much as an initiative flowing from the government-inspired agreement with the independent sector reached late last year. During the course of the meeting it was agreed that: – All parties acknowledge that a national method was needed to determine fair fee-levels payable to owners of nursing and residential homes, – The ADSS and the independent sector will explore a new partnershi

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