Paying for care is the main issue


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

Paying and charging for care is the most common issue for people who contact Age Concern England for information, according to new statistics revealed by the charity’s information service. More than 185,000 factsheets on charging procedures from local authorities and who should get all of their care funded by the NHS have been downloaded and requested and Age Concern England says these two areas are also major issues for the information and advice teams at local Age Concerns across the country. In response to this demand, the charity has launched an updated guide on fully funded care that is available for free from www.ageconcern.org.uk and from the information line on 0800 00 99 66. Age Concern director general Gordon Lishman the number of people coming to the charity for information and advice on the different forms of care showed that the system was in crisis. “The system is unfair,” Mr Lishman said. “Even with professional advice and expert guidance, many are missing out on funding for care in a s





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