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Consultation into NW Leicestershire supported housing due to end soon

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

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A CONSULTATION into the future of supported housing in North West Leicestershire is due to end soon.

The county council has been looking into removing a subsidy which has led to some people in the five extra care schemes across the county to pay different amounts to others for the care and support offered to the elderly.

The consultation is due to close on August 11, but there is still time for people using the service to have their say on its future.

Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for adult social care, Dave Houseman, said: "We've got a situation, historically, where some people in extra care have received the same care support as others, but may have contributed different amounts.

"What contribution we make as a local authority will be based on assessments but people will only pay what they can afford.

"It will also ensure that if people do need an increased level of support in the future, there will be no surprises in their care bill."

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