Bournemouth Council to increase social care charges

Plans to increase how much people pay per week for council funded adult social care have been approved at a Cabinet Meeting of Bournemouth Borough Council on 17th October. From April next year, 234 people will have to pay more for non-residential services such as day centre visits, transport and home visits and in some cases individuals will be paying over £200 each week. The breakdown of the 234 people affected is as follows:

  • 86 people will pay up to £30 per week more
  • 57 people will pay between £20-£49 per week more
  • 43 people will pay between £50-£99 per week more
  • 43 people will pay between £100-£199 per week more
  • Five people will pay more than £200 per week more

For more information why social care charges should be opposed, please visit our page “Time to end the older and disabled person’s poll tax: Stop charging for care services” and sign the e-petition – Service charges for social care to be abolished in England and Wales

Source: Bournemouth Echo: Hundreds in Bournemouth will lose out in adult social care benefits shake up

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