Unfair care charges hit most vulnerable – Nottingham

THE planned increase in care fees for city residents will have a huge impact.

Around a quarter of those who receive adult social care will be affected. Most of them will see an annual increase in fees up to £1,000, but some will pay as much as £3,000 more.

The changes proposed by the city council will affect older people and those with dementia and disabilities.

The hike will affect day centres, home care and transport, and will be subject to a means test.

Until recently, there were no charges for day care centres. Now, it will be £5 a day. Other changes will see home care go up to £12.50 an hour, but it could be as high as £17.50 for those people with dementia.

As we report today, some families are faced with huge bills. One couple from Clifton will see their charges rise to £1,762 a month, an increase of more than £500.

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