Charities collaborate to offer care advice
As the Government works on plans to reform the social care system, a new survey has shown that two thirds (67%) of adults over 35 are concerned about the future cost of care and accommodation facing them or an older member of their family.
Timed to coincide with the launch of “FirstStop” – a new service for older people, their families and carers seeking advice on care, housing and finance – the survey follows recent analysis that showed that older people find accessing information about social care difficult and confusing.
The survey was conducted by three of the UK’s leading charities – Help the Aged, Counsel and Care, and the Elderly Accommodation Counsel – as well as NHFA (one of the UK’s leading specialist, independent financial advisors) for the launch of “FirstStop”.
The charities say the care funding system, which varies across the UK, is notoriously complicated and constantly changing. As a result, many older people and their fam