Care home owners win right for court challenge over fees

Owners of six care and nursing homes have won the right to a
full judicial review of the fees paid by Birmingham council.

The high court agreed that they had an “arguable” claim that the
council was jeopardising the health of older and vulnerable
residents by refusing to cover the “true cost” of care. A full
hearing is due on October 9.

The homes have been joined in the action by nine people who say
they face being removed because the council will not pay the fees
or have been refused funding for places at the home of their

Birmingham had denied it refused to place new residents in the
homes, but said it had refused to pay the fees being demanded.

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