Evedale gives Coventry ultimatum on fees

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

Evedale, a 60-bed dual registered care home in Coventry, is one of a growing number of care homes to take a hard line over inadequate fees being paid by its local authority. Evedale¹s operators, Evedale Care Home Ltd, say that residents funded by Coventry City Council will have to leave the home by July 15 unless the Council agrees contracts with Evedale on financially realistic terms. Evedale spokesman Graham Elliott said the operators had no wish for any residents to leave, but that the home had a duty to generate sufficient revenue to properly deliver a high standard of care. While thanking Evedale¹s staff for continuing to provide a high standard of care, Mr Elliott said that without increases in the contractual payments the standards could not be maintained. “Coventry has offered Evedale a minimal increase in care fees for the year 2001/2 of £6.00 per week, which was offered in April, with a further 1.9% from August 2001,” Mr Elliott said. “This is neither realistic nor sufficient. The provision of pr

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