RNHA asks ‘what have councils done with their grant funding?’

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

Older people needing full-time care may become victims of the recession if council social services departments freeze, cut or offer below inflation increases in the funding of nursing home places, says the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA).

With local government minister John Healey having announced an overall 4.2% increase in grants for councils from April 2009, the RNHA says it doubts very much whether the money will filter through to the long-term care sector.

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