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They call it Fairer Charging

They call it Fairer Charging Feature Pauline Thompson Community Care Finance Policy Officer, Age Concern England In this article, Pauline Thompson describes research into the ‘Fairer charging’ ‘They call it system, introduced by local councils in 2003. There has been much discussion about charges for care in care homes Fairer over many years. Far less is said, however, about how much local authorities can charge for providing or arranging care to support people Charging…’ living at home. This includes day care, meals on wheels, and help with personal care or domestic tasks. Yet, for those who rely on help to carry out the most basic everyday living tasks, how much they are charged is of vital importance. It can even influence decisions about whether to accept the care offered. Powers to charge Local authorities’ powers to charge for care at home is contained in section 17 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983. In contrast to the national, mandatory system set by government for places in care homes, charges for care at home are discretionary – local authorities can each decide how much to charge or even whether to charge at all. The legislation means they can recover charges http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

They call it Fairer Charging

Working with Older People , Volume 8 (3): 5 – Sep 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1366-3666
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10.1108/13663666200400036
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Feature Pauline Thompson Community Care Finance Policy Officer, Age Concern England In this article, Pauline Thompson describes research into the ‘Fairer charging’ ‘They call it system, introduced by local councils in 2003. There has been much discussion about charges for care in care homes Fairer over many years. Far less is said, however, about how much local authorities can charge for providing or arranging care to support people Charging…’ living at home. This includes day care, meals on wheels, and help with personal care or domestic tasks. Yet, for those who rely on help to carry out the most basic everyday living tasks, how much they are charged is of vital importance. It can even influence decisions about whether to accept the care offered. Powers to charge Local authorities’ powers to charge for care at home is contained in section 17 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983. In contrast to the national, mandatory system set by government for places in care homes, charges for care at home are discretionary – local authorities can each decide how much to charge or even whether to charge at all. The legislation means they can recover charges

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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