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A Fair Cost of Care

The Department of Health and Social Security has said that “a significant number of local authorities are paying residential and domiciliary care providers less than it costs to deliver the care received.”

As a result, it has announced £1.4bn in funding from 2022-25 for councils to “move towards a fair cost of care”, in return for which they must conduct cost of care exercises to determine sustainable rates for providers and increase fees accordingly.


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