Access to home care at risk by draft government guidelines

Age UK and The Care and Support Alliance warn that individuals in England may lose access to home care under draft government guidelines.

The regulations, which are subject to consultation, set out the care needs someone must have to qualify for council-funded care.  Age UK, warn that the new guidelines will result in many individuals who require care being blocked from the home care system.  The Government refute these suggestions with the Care Minister Norman Lamb insisting that the system to be introduced will be much fairer.

Alzheimer’s UK  state that the new guidelines which should be introduced in April 2015, will see all local authorities in England use the same minimum guidelines for determining whether they should provide care.

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