Charity’s leaflets aim to guide people through funding maze

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

In response to enquiries from people who are confused by the complex process of obtaining and paying for long term care, the charity Help the Aged is offering free information leaflets and posters to organisations that deal with people facing the need for care. So far this year it has received more than 500 such requests from various organisations. The charity strongly urges people to seek specialist advice on this issue, saying many general financial advisers are not knowledgeable on the care funding schemes which can guarantee an income to pay for care throughout a person1s life. Help the Aged Care Fees Advice senior manager Glenn Osgood said there was a real need for more accessible advice and information for people who were faced with paying for long term care. “The Government should be much clearer about its position,” Mr Osgood said. “Local authorities in England and Wales will pay for care only on a means-tested basis. “There is a real need to clearly outline what the options are to people facing the n

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