Caring’ bill hits £23m
CARING for people in Cambridgeshire with learning disabilities is costing on average £30,000 per person a year. The figures have been revealed by the county council and show the cost of providing care packages for 763 people has grown to £23million a ye
CARING for people in Cambridgeshire with learning disabilities is costing on average £30,000 per person a year.
The figures have been revealed by the county council and show the cost of providing "care packages" for 763 people has grown to £23million a year.
And some intensive packages cost in excess of £100,000 annually, said the council.
"The increasing demand was a major contributor to a current county council overspend," said a spokesman.
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The council was told the biggest area of pressure was caused by young people transferring from child to adult support services and the number of new arrivals in Cambridgeshire where a member of the family has learning disabilities.
New arrivals include first-time Cambridgeshire house buyers and military families who are relocated to the county.
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