Methodist Homes finds no joy in funding plan

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

National charity Methodist Homes has slammed the Government1s decision on funding for long-term care of older people. The announcement that only care provided by registered nurses would be paid by the NHS is “incredibly disappointing and doesn1t address the core of the problem at all,” said the charity1s policy, research and information manager Robert Parkinson. “Since the Government had sat on the Royal Commission1s report and recommendations on long term care for almost 18 months, I suppose it1s no surprise that their eventual decision falls far short of the actual proposals. “The central recommendation had been that all personal care for older people should be provided free at point-of-delivery. “In actual fact, only care provided by registered nurses will be paid for, which is not what we1ve been campaigning for at all. “It1s very frustrating because this was a tremendous opportunity to address a serious issue, but when the chips are down, it only goes to show how low on the Government1s list of prioritie

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