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Cost of council services for elderly rise

30th December 2011

Data from councils in England has revealed a sharp rise in the cost of council services for elderly and disabled people.

Information collected from 93 out of 153 councils showed fees for meals on wheels has gone up by 13% over the last two years, while transport rose by 33% and the survey also highlighted large regional variations in charges. The findings emerged from a freedom of information request by the Labour party and also found differences in the fees levied and the caps on the amounts people have to pay.

 

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