Care Home Fees Rise By A Quarter As Standard Of Service Slumps!
This was the headline that I read in the newspaper recently and I thought it all looked rather scary. The fee increases follow cuts to Local Authority funding and an increase in higher minimum wages. One of the most expensive places in the country for care home fees is Durham. Average fees in Durham are £907.00 per week, up from £492.00 per week last year. On average, care home fees rose by 23% last year and nursing home fees increased by 34% across the country.
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