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Jan 15, 2018

Know your rights in respect of top-up fees

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found Lincolnshire Council did not tell a man’s family about the options available when he was placed in a care home.

The family had to pay a ‘top-up’ fee when the council should have offered them the choice of a home which did not require the additional amount

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Oct 13, 2017

Postponement turns into abandonment

The latest consensus is that the proposed cap of £72,000 on care fees, originally due to be implemented in April 2016 and then postponed until 2020...

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Sep 16, 2020

No Government Fix for Social Care any time soon

It was confirmed yesterday that any Government plan to "fix social care" will not be released until at least next year. This is an extra...

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Jan 14, 2020

National Friendly remind self-funders they can cap costs themselves

This article from National Friendly reminds readers that despite Government inaction in respect of reform of the social care funding system, indivi...

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