Which? reveals home care postcode lottery

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 13 September 2011

Citation

(2011), "Which? reveals home care postcode lottery", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2011.01741eaa.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Which? reveals home care postcode lottery

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 5

A Which? investigation has uncovered huge variations in the availability and cost of home care, with some local authorities charging over £20 an hour while others provide it for free.

In some cases, people living just a few miles apart can pay vastly different amounts for home care, which includes help with dressing, washing and bathing as well as nutritional aspects like helping with meals.