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Care Homes: Hampshire

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of care home residents were asked to pay a top-up fee in (a) Winchester and (b) Hampshire in each of the last five years. (258224)

Information about top-up fees is not collected centrally. However, according to the Office of Fair Trading report, “Survey of Older People in Care Homes”, published in May 2005, 33 per cent. of the 382 United Kingdom local authority funded residents interviewed said part of their fees were paid as a third party contribution or top-up.