Article Preview: Within the adult social care system, those who pay for their care typically pay more than local authorities who fund qualifying residents in care homes. The scale of this cross-subsidy has been confirmed in new research from Just Group. The insurance provider found the ‘self-funders’ in care homes pay £12,500 more each year than residents funded by the local authority. This unfairness is one aspect of the social care system, which could be addressed by the government in their anticipated review of the sector. According to the research, self-funders face an average annual fee of £44,252.
Gap between self-funder and local authority care fees
This 574 word blog discusses the latest research highlighting the variation of fees paid by self-funders vs local authorities and the need for government to speed up its reforms of the later life social care market. Written on 3rd September 2019.
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