Care funding news

Posted on 19 October 2017
UK adults on average under estimate the costs of residential care by as much as 57% a week, potentially building up a huge shortfall.On average people estimate residential care would cost £549 a week – when in reality it costs £866 for a place in a n... More »
Posted on 19 October 2017
A recent study conducted by Newcastle University found that over the last two decades, men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care. And women spent 3 years.This regular care includes everything, from help with washing and dressing each day, t... More »
Posted on 04 September 2017
We have heard a lot in the media recently about the issue of social care and how its going to be funded. In 2010 the Government set up a Commission on Funding of Care and Support to review the current system in England. It became known as the Dilnot ... More »
Posted on 04 September 2017
People are living longer. In fact, some people can expect to enjoy a retirement of more than thirty years. And while the pension freedoms have given people more choice when it comes to how to spend their pension savings, what they don’t do is guarant... More »
Posted on 16 August 2017
We’ve all seen alarming headlines like ‘Social care is in crisis’ or that care for the elderly is ‘close to collapse' as council funding starts to run out.The care home sector is definitely struggling. In fact, many have gone out of business over the... 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 »
Posted on 25 June 2012
Debt charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has said that the number of elderly people seeking help with mortgage debts has increased.According to figures published by the charity, there has been a 44% rise in the number of over-60s l... More »

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