Call for action as care fees set to rocket over the next twenty years
National charity Help the Aged has responded to research which says the average bill for a four-year stay in a care home is expected to soar from £112,312 today to £223,476 by 2028.
The research from Saga found based the figure on fees rising by 3.5% a year on top of inflation.
Annie Stevenson, Help the Aged’s senior policy advisor for health and social care, said the prediction came as no surprise.
“Help the Aged has been warning about the consequences of inadequate planning and funding for social care for a long time,” said Ms Stevenson.
“It’s vital that the Government works to resolve the crisis in funding. Failure to act now means storing up problems for the future, with more people denied the care they need because of financial constraints.
“Introducing a fair and sustainable funding settlement for adult social care is crucial to transforming our ailing care system into one that is personalised, easy to u