Leicester City Council / Shared Lives Foster Placements for Elderly People (BBC News)

Summary

A fostering scheme for the elderly is being introduced in Leicester, whereby families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes. Carers will be paid £224 a week (roughly four times the amount unpaid carers on basic Carer’s Allowance receive). Leicester City Council will pay for modifications to people’s homes.

Critics caution that this Shared Lives Plus scheme could be open to abuse, but there are many potential advantages too.

Read more: BBC News. Leicester City Council seeks foster carers for elderly people.

Reference

Leicester City Council seeks foster carers for elderly people. London: BBC Health News, January 14th 2014.

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