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Care charging news stories


Experiences of social care charging for disabled adults of working age and their families.

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Disabled women’s fight to survive 

The “lifetime cap on care charges” so people don’t have to sell their home to pay residential home fees, is a con.

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Scrap awful and unfair care charges

Camden is taking benefits from sick and severely disabled women through extortionate home care charges.

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BBC Radio  4 explores the care charging scandal

Radio 4, You and Yours examines the care charging scandal. The programme includes an  interview with Hammersmith and Fulham Council.


Using the law to challenge charges for social care

Jenny Morris explains the High Court decision which found Norfolk County Council’s proposed new charging policy discriminated against people with high support needs.

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‘The cost of care has left me scared to shop’

A blind woman facing “extortionate” fees for her care has said she fears going shopping.

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'Smoke and mirrors'

Controversial cuts to adult social care in Greenwich have left some disabled people worried about their futures 

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Disabled adults hit by steep care charge rises

Disabled adults in England are being hit by a steep rise in the amount they have to pay towards their care, BBC News research reveals.

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Free Home Care in Hammermsith and Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham is the only council in the country to provide free comprehensive home care. Find out more how the council abolished care charges for home care. 

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Charging for support: a tax on disability and old age

Jenny Morris details the experiences of people challenging care charges in response to the Independent Living Strategy Group's call for evidence

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Disabled campaigners call for Liverpool to set example

A disabled activist calls on her council to abandon “immoral” proposed care charges. increases

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Camden charged with lacking care

Hammersmith chose not to implement the charges. But Camden continues to do so.

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File on 4, investigates the cost of care

File on 4 investigates the new challenges of providing home care during the Covid-19 pandemic and how Disabled adults 

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Severely disabled woman wins her claim

A 24-year-old Down syndrome woman has won her claim that Norfolk County Council’s decision to increase her care charges is discriminatory and breaches her human rights. 

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Charging for social care: A tax on the need for support

The Independent Living Strategy Group carried out a study of local authority charges for social care, exploring how care charges 

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