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Disability charity warns proposed adult care charges would come as blow to those hit hardest by pandemic

direct to your inboxA disability charity has warned plans to introduce a raft of new adult care charges would come as a blow to those already hit hardest by the pandemic.Rochdale council is proposing to begin charging ‘full cost-payers’ - those who have assets/savings over £23,250 or ‘sufficient income - for arranging their care and paying providers.The weekly £12 fee would apply to those on ‘managed budget’ - although those who lack the ‘mental capacity’ to organise their own support would be exempt.It is one of a number of new adult social care charges the council is introducing in a bid to save £80,000 per year.A similar proposal was floated last year, but was ultimately rejected by councillors who said the money should be found..

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