Pensioners face extra care home charges

THE leader of the Labour opposition at Notts County Council has blasted plans to increase care home charges by up to £200 A WEEK.

Coun Alan Rhodes says the proposals - approved at this week’s cabinet meeting - will affect some of the most vulnerable people in society.

“The council cares more about the balance sheets than people,” he said.

“This is also about making the care homes more attractive to the private sector and the only way they can do that is to increase costs,” he said.

To find out more about the proposals, pick up a copy of this week’s Worksop Guardian.