Local authorities to receive extra funding to get ready for charging reform

Local authorities across England will be given over £15 million to help them implement new social care charging reforms that will end the unpredictable cost of care.

Local authorities will be required to upgrade their IT systems so that they can record and maintain care accounts thanks to the increase in demand for additional assessments. This means that the funding will be shared around so that authorities can hire additional staff, prepare their workforce, and recruit dedicated IT staff to oversee the IT upgrade and implementation.

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