SHAME ON LIVERPOOL COUNCIL. COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE...

LIVERPOOL COUNCIL NAMED AND SHAMED FOR PAYING JUST £299 PER WEEK FOR CARE HOME PLACEMENTS

A report from health and care research firm Laing Buisson has found that only 21 councils out of 150 investigated are paying weekly fees at or above the £620 per week benchmark considered reasonable for residential care. One in eight councils are paying one-third less than the recommended rate, and one local authority, Sefton, in Liverpool, pays local operators just £299 a week. The research has been released in the same week that the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) launched its 2016 budget review, which found that charging residents extra council tax to pay for social care has failed to raise enough money to cover the cost of the new National Living Wage (NLW), let alone address the huge shortfall in funding in the face of increasing demand, a survey of all 151 adult social services directors in England has found

General NewsLydia Walker