New charges for home support and care

Councillors agreed to the 4.9% increases for the home support and home care maximum hourly fees at a full council meeting on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman said: “We want to do our best to look after adults at home so any increase in costs is a difficult decision to make.

“Each client is assessed financially to establish how much they can afford to pay per week for their support.  Depending on their circumstances, they may not need to contribute at all or may be liable for the full cost of the service. However, remember that anyone over 65 years does not pay for personal care at home.“

8 Mar 2016