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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 […]

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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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