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Care England Launches Judicial Review

Care England Launches Judicial Review

 

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, despite opposition from Essex Council, has obtained the Court’s permission to proceed with its Judicial Review proceedings against Essex County Council challenging the fee rates its pays to independent care home providers.

 

Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive for Care England says:

 “Care England is deeply concerned about the Council’s conduct towards the care home market within Essex and as a result, the sustainability of that market”.

 

The Judicial Review challenge brought by Care England seeks to challenge the lawfulness of the Council’s fee setting decision in respect of the Old Contract and its refusal to review the rates under the New Contract.  Care England believes the Council’s actions to date to be a breach of its responsibilities under the Care Act 2014.

 

This is an important challenge in support of providers in Essex and those new and existing residents receiving care.

 

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Notes to editors:

 

  1. Care England works to ensure that care services are commissioned fairly, efficiently and on a properly funded basis, to meet the true costs of providing quality care

 

  1. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Antonella Corby (020) 7492 4843 or email acorby@careengland.org.uk or visit www.careengland.org.uk

 

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