Councils misled families over care they are entitled to

Councils misled families over care they are entitled to

Whistleblowers within the care sector have told this newspaper that councils are ” sailing as close to the law as they can” by offering elderly and vulnerable people less care than they need or asking them to pay for their own equipment. Social care provision in England is means tested with those with more than £23,500 in their savings having to contribute. But care workers have said many people are being denied funding, often for help with basic needs like assistance with washing and dressing, and others have been taken into care after being told… Families have been forced to pay for care after being misled about what costs should be covered by social services, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

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