The Manchester Evening news has reported on the £1.7m payout received by victims of abuse in Manchester care homes.
The payouts have been made to more than 200 men who were preyed on during their time at council-run homes between the 1960s and 1980s.
Most of the victims were targeted by staff at Rosehill, in Northernden, but abuse also took place at sites including Broome House in Didsbury.
Solicitor Peter Garsden, who is representing all the victims in the group claim, said: “None of this is about the money. It is all about trying to get some sort of psychological closure for the horrendous things that happened to them in the past.
“In many cases, what makes more of a difference to these victims is being able to receive a written apology.”
Mr Garsden, of Cheadle Hulme-based Quality Solicitors Abney Garsden, said: “The Jimmy Saville case in particular gets mentioned as the reason people have found the courage to come forward.”