Residents in Wales to get cash boost

The Welsh assembly announced this week that
all nursing home residents in the country will receive £100
per week to cover the cost of their nursing care from 3

Under the arrangements in England that started
on 1 October, people living in nursing homes receive free nursing
care up to £35, £70 or £110 per week depending on
their level of need.

Age Concern Cymru director Robert Taylor said:
“We are pleased that the assembly has gone for a single tier rather
than three tiers because it is clear and straightforward.”

He added that he was concerned the payments
did not start until December and that the assembly was not planning
to backdate them to when the initiative started in England.

A Welsh assembly spokesperson said payments
would be backdated to 5 November.

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