Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

The council has a legal duty to provide residential accommodation for those who need care because of age, illness or disability and as of January this year is funded places for more than 1,600 older people.

Its fees are now £458 for residential care – up by £6 – and £568 and £639 for nursing extensive, previously £452, and nursing specialist, previously £522.