Rotherham Council extends home care charges consultation after outcry

By Gareth Dennison | 16/09/2019

Rotherham Council extends home care charges consultation after outcry

CONSULTATION on care changes affecting 2,800 vulnerable clients has been extended by almost three weeks after criticism.

The period to have a say on proposed rising costs of home carer visits was set to end last week

But Rotherham Council has allowed more time after criticism, including over the fact that all four drop-in sessions were held centrally in the town centre — attracting just 34 visitors.

The proposed changes include removing a £456 maximum weekly charge and add fees where more than one carer is required.

A council spokesman said: “Due to an increased level of engagement during the final week of consultation, the closing date has been extended until September 29.”

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