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Care fees gap

Research has found that self-funders pay 40% more than council-funded residents for a bed in the same home, giving private payers a clear incentive to request a council-arranged placement.

The Government’s decision to delay the implementation for the Care Act provisions for existing self-funders and stop them from being able to ask the council to negotiate their care fees means that they will continue to subsidise those care residents who are funded by the state.


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