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INVESTIGATION FINDS EXTRA CARE FUNDS 'POCKETED' BY NURSING HOME OWNERS

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Government funds intended to help elderly people in nursing homes pay for ...
Government funds intended to help elderly people in nursing homes pay for

their nursing care could instead be pocketed by the owners of the homes, BBC

Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Under the scheme anounced in October, elderly people will receive grants of

£110,£70 or£35 a week, depending on their need for nursing care. But the

money will be paid to the home owners and a Today investigation has found

that some owners are putting up their fees and keeping all or part of the

extra funds.

The department of health told Today that it will ask home owners for

clarification of how they are operating the scheme.

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