Most people won’t put money aside to pay for social care

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Two thirds of people in the UK say they have no plans to put money aside to fund their social care in older age.

Also, when faced with a choice of local authority support, paying for a private service or turning to family and friends, two thirds of people are likely to seek help from family or friends, according to new research by three national charities – Counsel and Care, Help the Aged and Carers UK.

The survey, conducted by GfK NOP also found that well over two thirds of people (70%) think the Government is failing to provide adequate support to family members who care for older relatives. 

The three charities released the findings as part of the launch of ‘Right care Right deal’, a campaign calling for a new settlement for social care in England. ‘Right care Right deal’ outlines the policy changes necessary to create a future where people have the choice and the control to live their lives, their way; supported by a care system which is better funded th

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