Pensioner must pay £3.5k compensation after wife dies

Sarah Coles
George Lomas
George Lomas

George Lomas, a 77-year-old from Scholar Green in Cheshire, has been forced to pay a carer £3,500 after her hours were reduced when his wife died. His wife Rose has suffered from Parkinson's disease, and the council had paid carer Jayne Wakefield to provide care for the previous five years.

However, when Rose died in March, a bizarre turn of events left Lomas himself facing a bill for thousands of pounds.