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Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

Lack of choice leaves families settling for unsatisfactory care homes-Which? report from Anna Studman

Families face a critical lack of choice in arranging care, new Which? research shows. The survey found that nearly half (48%) of people who had arranged care for themselves or a loved one in a care home said there weren’t any places in at least one of the local places they considered. Half of those […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

Responding to research by Which? showing almost nine in 10 council areas across England could face a shortfall in care home places by 2022, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “These findings reinforce our warning about the urgent need to reform adult social care and deliver a […]

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Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

Unfair contracts, surprise charges and missing care quality ratings Which? reports on care homes

Thousands of older people and their families could potentially be hit with unexpected care home bills and find themselves tied into unfair contracts; Says research by Which?     Which? has analysed 100 care home websites and has found that 86 provided no pricing information, 91 offered no detail on any charges made ​in addition […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

Understanding benefits for the elderly with Which?

There is a range of benefits available to older or disabled people, or those that need help with care. Some are means tested; others are available to anyone who meets specific criteria. If a benefit is means tested, it is only available to those people who earn beneath a certain level of income. Depending on […]

26th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Which?  report into postcode lottery for residential care

Which? report into postcode lottery for residential care

New Which? research reveals a postcode lottery for care funding, with local authorities in the south paying much more for long-term care compared to the north. Which? submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 180 local authorities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and found huge variations in the standard weekly rate councils will contribute to […]

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