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3rd February 2011

Have your say on councils' homecare charges

The Welsh Assembly Government is seeking your views on changes to the way local councils charge for their homecare and other non-residential services.

The aim is to introduce more consistency in the way local councils charge for these services to avoid a future 'postcode lottery' over rates.

To make your views known by the February 4 deadline, log onto:

By law local councils can charge for homecare and other non-residential social services if they wish.

The consultation document states: "Research has shown that older and disabled people in Wales currently experience wide variation in the charging undertaken and in the level of charges set by councils.

"The Welsh Assembly Government made a commitment in its 'One Wales' document to address this by securing the necessary powers and then making the legislation enabling it to introduce more consistency in the charging councils undertake."


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