Care minister lobbied over ‘pitifully small’ increase in Personal Expenses Allowance

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

A group of national charities and associations has written to care minister Phil Hope raising deep concerns about the 75p increase in the Personal Expenses Allowance (PEA) that 240,000 care home residents will receive this year.

Age Concern along with nine other organisations has accused government ministers of betraying vulnerable care home residents and say they are very disappointed to discover that yet again the poorest care home residents are expected to manage on a pitifully small amount for buying day-to-day essentials.

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