Care providers ask for doubled fees to care for people discharged from hospitals

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Care England says current funding is ‘inadequate’ if homes are to pay staff more and manage rehabilitation

Care providers are demanding double the usual fees to look after thousands of people who need to be discharged from hospitals to ease the crisis in the NHS.

Care England, which represents the largest private care home providers, said on Sunday it wants the government to pay them £1,500 a week per person, citing the need to pay care workers more and hire rehabilitation specialists so people currently languishing in hospital can eventually be sent home.

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