Sheffield providers warn Œwe won¹t accept local authority placements¹

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

Independent care home operators in Sheffield have told the City Council that, after the start of the new financial year on April 6, they will not accept any more residents at the present fee rates. In a letter to the City Solicitor, written on behalf of the Sheffield Residential and Nursing Homes Association (SRNHA), solicitor David Coldrick said there was a commitment from Association members that no new residents would be accepted at the “standard rate” of £235 per week. “The Council will have to find other accommodation for its citizens in need or pay up,” Mr Coldrick said. The Sheffield home owners say they will accept residents from the City Council only if a more reasonable rate is paid. “That more reasonable rate is simply the rate the Council is prepared to pay its own homes,” Mr Coldrick said. “Fairness is now required. “As regards existing residents, a view will be taken shortly as to the possible ending of existing contracts of residence with Sheffield City Council. That is with a view to renegoti

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