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More funding for Norfolk care providers

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Published by Chris Craddock at 5:17am 10th January 2019. (Updated at 6:19pm 10th January 2019)

They're facing tough times looking after those in need in Norfolk.

That's why over 11 million pounds of extra funding looks set to be opened to our county's care providers.

The money will help keep their wages in line with infatuations.

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James Bullion, executive director of adult social services said:

"We need to support care providers to increase the amount of care provided in Norfolk, and to improve the quality of care, which has improved but has further to go. This means paying the right fee levels and supporting staff and managers to develop and pursue rewarding careers in the care sector.

"The recent collapse of national provider Allied Healthcare has highlighted the need to ensure that the provision and management of home care services across the county is robust.

"The care sector has to compete with similarly paid jobs in retail and other sectors and to pay the National Living Wage, which will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 from April 2019. This will represent a 4.85% increase in costs for the Council."

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Sanjay Kaushal, joint chairperson of Norfolk Independent Care said:

"We very much welcome this rise in fee levels for the care sector.

"Norfolk Independent Care represents a diverse range of care providers all of whom are operating in a very challenging and difficult environment, so funding is key for stabilising the market.

"Hopefully, this extra funding will also improve the offer for people considering a career in care."

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