Retirement Housing Fees Charges IS3

 

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OFT investigation into retirement home transfer fee terms

In September 2009 the OFT announced an investigation into the contract terms signed by owner-occupiers of purpose-built retirement homes. We considered that a number of terms relating to transfer fees – payable when a lease is assigned, sold or disposed of – may be unfair, and hence breach the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations […]

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The affordability of retirement housing

This paper on the deliberations of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People was largely authored by Claudia Wood on behalf of the APPG, chaired by Lord Richard Best. In undertaking this inquiry, the APPG hoped to address the following questions: • What is the scale of the problem of affordability for retirement […]

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Underfunded Undervalued and Unfit A fresh approach to social care for older people in England

A call for action to: bring the debate about the future of social care into the public domain; set it in its broader context; and implement a number of short and medium term recommendations on its funding.

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Calculating operating costs for care homes

Summary of research by William Laing (Laing & Buisson) who devised a means of calculating the reasonable operating costs of efficient care homes for older people. The reesarch is intended to offer a guide to all parties involved in negotiating baseline fee rates in a transparent and robust way

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Impact of low fees for care homes in the UK

Results of a postal survey carried out in January and February 2004 by Jane Ball, and commissioned by the RCN. The survey was addressed to nurses who at that time were working in a care home setting, and it primarily sought responses on residents funding for their care home, but also looked at perceptions quality

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Paying care home fees

Paying for a place in a care home can be complicated. This factsheet explains how the system works, whether you’re paying for your own place or eligible for financial help from your local council.

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Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner Factsheet 39

This factsheet explains how being part of a couple affects your eligibility for local authority funding if you need to move into a care home. It also looks at how your entitlement to Pension Credit may be affected. The information in this factsheet focuses on the rules for local authority funding, so is less relevant […]

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