Handbook advises on paying for care

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

The second edition of a book which provides advice on paying for care, whether it be for adults needing care at home or in supported accommodation, or in residential or nursing homes, has been released by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Co-author Geoff Tait said there was general confusion about the extent to which care is provided free. He said there were some changes affecting charges but the system of paying for care remained as complicated as ever. “It is not surprising that people in need of care, their relatives and carers, find the current arrangements for getting and paying for suitable care – in their own homes or in care homes – bewildering,” Mr Tait said. “Even social services, health, housing and social security authorities can have difficulties understanding and administering their own complex responsibilities, let alone when other authorities are involved as well.” CPAG’s Paying for Care Handbook is endorsed by Age Concern England and supported by the Local Government Association. Coverin

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