Campaign launched to better inform self-funders
A not-for-profit organisation which offers specialist advice on care fees has launched a campaign to provide more information to those arranging care for self-funding older people.
CareAware, which operates a care fees advice line, says that, in its latest report on the state of social care in England, the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) has highlighted the fact that those who are required to fund most of their own care costs, lacked the required information to make informed choices and were not sufficiently supported by social services.
CareAware’s development director Julie Emmott said the unfair position in which self-funders found themselves has been of growing concern for some time.
“The regulator’s annual report has again focused attention on this problem and comes hard on the heels of the CSCI survey last year which concluded that self-funded residents are particularly disadvantaged by an absence of advice and support,” said Ms Emmott.