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Paying for care: how can you make your savings last longer?

Paying for care: how can you make your savings last longer?

Our calculations show that many people could run out of money before government reforms to social care take effect

Social care reform: what’s changing and how will it affect you?

Social care reform: what’s changing and how will it affect you?

The Government has announced an overhaul to the way people pay for social care in England

Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Alzheimer’s Society has launched a campaign to ‘Cure the Care System’ urging the government to transform the social care system for thousands of families living with the effects of dementia

The five most common questions people ask about paying for care in later life

The five most common questions people ask about paying for care in later life

Later life care is expensive, but there are strategies to help manage the costs. We asked our advisers on the Which? Money Helpline to share some of their most common questions and useful tips about paying for care in later life.

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

Five challenges of arranging home care for an older person

Five challenges of arranging home care for an older person

Domiciliary care can help older people who are finding it difficult to look after themselves. But navigating the home care market is far from easy, finds Which? survey.

6 ways to save money in later life

6 ways to save money in later life

Exploring later life care options can feel overwhelming at first, but with a little bit of advance planning, you can feel more secure and informed.

What are the alternatives to a care home?

What are the alternatives to a care home?

Care homes have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. Other forms of care may carry less risk of infection, but they all have pros and cons. We take a look at the options.

Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

People who don't agree with the council's decision about their care are likely to be faced with a long-winded complaints process.

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