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FREE HOME HELP FOR THE ELDERLY A THING OF THE PAST

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Only seven per cent of local authorities still provide free home help for disabled and elderly people, compared to ...
Only seven per cent of local authorities still provide free home help for disabled and elderly people, compared to 17 per cent two years ago, according to a new study published today, the Times reports (p8).

The study, by the union-funded Labour Research Department, says that almost two thirds of the 148 local authorities in Great Britain have a minimum charge for home care, even for people on benefits. Most councils decide charges according to a person's income or the level of service received, but there are great variations.

Only 11 authorities still charge nothing. Charges elsewhere range from£1 a week in Hartlepool, to£320 in Surrey.
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