Cash crisis for care homes and home care

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by nitram, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Cash crisis ‘could close 50% of UK care homes’

    In the home care sector, where specialists look after the elderly in their own properties, the United Kingdom Homecare Association cautioned that leading providers could pull out of 55,125 care hours and 33 contracts because of the shortfall between the cost of care and the amount local authorities were paying for the service.


    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/31/half-care-homes-could-close-cash-crisis



    The ghost of Southern Cross hangs over Britain’s care home industry.

    http://www.theguardian.com/business...el-industry-problems-four-seasons-terra-firma
     
  2. bemused1

    bemused1 Registered User

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    #2 bemused1, Nov 1, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
    In our area it's not affecting just la contracts and hours,its affecting private contracts. I can't get another agency to take over my husbands care. In spite of the fact that this is a potentially lucrative contract our present agency are definitely not going the right way about 'turning to the private sector' But they have some la clients where they just sit doing nothing because the clients don't want them. So there are those of us who need help and can pay having to struggle while others have la care packages they don't need. The logic of that escapes me.
     

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