Family wins care home refund

Edna Witt
Edna Witt's family have been given a £100,000 care home fee refund Photo:

Thousands of people may be paying huge amounts of money to keep elderly relatives in care - when they shouldn't be. Those are the findings of a legal challenge this week.

Edna Witt's family sold her Sussex home to pay for her dementia care. Now, though, they are being given a refund of more than a hundred thousand pounds.

It costs, on average, £600 a week for someone to be in a care home. It's estimated around one hundred thousand elderly people are entitled to have their care paid for by the NHS. Yet, almost half of them are paying for it themselves.

Edna Witt's victory could trigger claims for thousands of refunds, as Tom Savvides reports.