Wooden spoon award for Carmarthenshire

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

Twelve months after a call for a fair price for care, Carmarthenshire Council continues to pay less for elderly and vulnerable people in care than any other local authority in Wales. Carmarthenshire1s rates were identified by research commissioned by Care Forum Wales which looked at the fee levels paid by local authorities across Wales for people in independent residential and nursing care. Paying £252.45 for per week for residential care, and £399 a week for nursing care, the council has found itself on the receiving end of the wooden spoon award, handed out by Care Forum Wales (CFW). Rob Davies, who runs Towy Castle care home in Carmarthenshire and is a member of the Care Forum Wales council, said that just over 12 months ago, care home owners in Wales had made a plea for a fair price for care. “Quite clearly, it has fallen on deaf ears in Carmarthenshire,” Mr Davies said. “At the heart of the problem is the massive disparity between the money the local authority is prepared to pay per week per head to lo

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