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English councils handing huge extra care bills to disabled and mentally ill adults – The Guardian

Charities draw up list of charges they describe as ‘care tax’ resulting from national underfunding

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Adults with a disability or mental illness are receiving extra care bills running into thousands of pounds that they say could force them to cut back on food and heating and threaten their social independence.
Amid a care funding crisis, some English councils are quietly increasing charges to people with learning disabilities and mental illness, in effect clawing back welfare payments and leaving some working-age adults with little more than £3 a day to spend.
People facing the charges fear they…

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