Levelling Up Challenge

As part of its planned adult social care funding reforms, the government intended to implement section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 in full, requiring councils to arrange care in a care home for self-funders who request it, which the government has said will “address the current differential in fee rates charged to some self-funders”.

In 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in a study of the care homes market, calculated that self-funders paid, on average, 41% more than local authorities for a bed in the same care home, a differential the CCN report said was maintained to this day.


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