Care charges report wrong

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A recent report says that people in care homes with a capital below £14,250 receive free care. Not true!

All residents in care homes are required to contribute towards their board charges, except those under the Mental Health Act. The Department of Health issues a yearly guide which allows a weekly, pocket money or personal expenditure, allowance that is deemed sufficient to live on: the figure for 2013 is £23.50 per week. For example, someone with pensioner credit of £145.60 will be required to contribute £122.10 for Board charges. £145.60 – £23.50 pocket money = £122.10p. A person with a standard £110.65 pension, place an occupational pension of £78 per week, would contribute £165.15 towards their board charges.

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