Care funding news

Posted on 30 May 2014
After almost a year of scrutiny by the House of Lords and House of Commons, the Care Bill has finally become the Care Act having received Royal Assent. Although it passed through Parliament with relative ease, questions were consistently raised aroun... More »
Posted on 31 March 2014
None of us likes to think about growing old and the prospect of no longer being able to look after ourselves. That’s why the majority of people only ever consider how to pay for care when they or a loved one come to need it.On average, you can expect... More »
Posted on 31 March 2014
The council care services relied upon by many elderly people will “inevitably suffer” from a multimillion-pound funding shortfall for the Government’s proposed Care Bill, a group of campaigners is warning.The alliance of care chiefs, charities and co... More »
Posted on 19 March 2014
If the time has come for you to move into a care home, you may have to sell your own home to be able to afford the fees. Naturally, this is a big consideration. That’s why a scheme called the 12-week property disregard was established to give people ... More »
Posted on 19 March 2014
When you move into a care home, you may be able to get help from your local council to pay for your accommodation if you don’t have enough savings or income. But if the home you want to live in is more expensive than the amount of funding you’re allo... More »
Posted on 19 March 2014
It’s often hard to accept the fact that our parents are ageing and might not be as fit and healthy as they once were. Broaching the subject of care with them isn’t easy, but it’s a conversation that you may need to have. If the time comes that they ... More »
Posted on 03 July 2012
Dying patients may be more likely to be shown 'dignity and respect' in a hospice rather than a hospital, a survey of bereaved family members has revealed.Research carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 87% of doctors an... More »
Posted on 02 July 2012
West Sussex County Council is to discuss a scheme designed to improve care services for at-risk older people on Wednesday.The Proactive Care initiative will be scrutinised by the council's new Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee.It is one o... More »
Posted on 26 June 2012
Local authority adult social care funding will squeeze out nearly all other council spending unless the Government intervenes, a new report has claimed.Public libraries, leisure centres and other cherished community facilities may be reduced with fun... More »
Posted on 25 June 2012
With social care reform some years off, it is vital that people entering care and their families get the right advice about how best to fund their future. As Pam Whisker, a visitor to www.payingforcare.org found out, seeking financial information and... More »

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