Finance for care homes and residential homes for the elderly, 2002

Submitted by: Health Policy Committee

The National Council of Women, concerned at the closure of increasing numbers of care, residential and nursing homes and the resultant bed blocking in hospitals, urges Her Majesty’s Government: (a) to include ‘personal’ care in ‘nursing’ care, thus enabling local authorities to increase funding per person; and (b) to give financial assistance to enable existing homes to reach the new mandatory standards in facilities and to meet the rising costs of minimum wages and National Insurance.

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