Care premium for those in isolated communities


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

People living in more isolated communities will benefit from more money for their care, under plans to be discussed at Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet.

People living in more isolated communities will benefit from more money for their care, under plans to be discussed at Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet.

The county council will be discussing ways to pay a ‘rural premium’ to people who receive a direct payment to fund their care, which will help bridge the gap of higher care costs in some remote areas.  

The county council commissioned a study which has indicated having to travel further, challenges to rural transport services and limited access to training, also means care companies and voluntary organisations often experience problems in some rural communities.  

Now with the incentive of a rural premium to people who receive direct payments or to organisations providing services, people will get more a





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