A district council said it would introduce the fee on top of the existing cost of a subscription to its service for elderly people who require home care
Pensioners who need help being helped back to their feet after a fall at home will be charged £26 by their local council.
Tendring District Council said it would introduce the fee as part of its Careline service for elderly people who require home care.
An elderly rights campaign group has described the charge as “shocking” and equivalent to a ‘falling fine’.
The £25.92 annual charge means a carer will come to pick an elderly resident up after a fall.
If it is not paid, in addition to the existing £21.60-a-month Careline fee, then an ambulance would need to be called.
Source: The Mirror