- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
Welsh Labour’s Health Minister and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to provide an additional £3.2 million a year to local authorities in Wales to ensure that the £50-a-week cap on home care charges remains sustainable for the future.
The Welsh Government’s £50-a-week cap on home care charges has been warmly welcomed. It provides assurance to vulnerable service users, who rely on home care and other non-residential social services to help meet their daily living needs, of the maximum they would be asked to pay, wherever they live in Wales.
The £50 maximum charge has now been set for over two years with over 5,250 service users a year benefitting, around 30% of those charged.