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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...

The hidden costs of home care

The hidden costs of home care

One alternative to a care home in later life is having professional carers look after you in your own house. But many people are not aware of the hidden costs.

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.

The rising cost of a care home

The rising cost of a care home

The average cost of a care home in the UK increased to £33,852 a year in 2018-19. This was the largest annual hike in 10 years.

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.

NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

We've found that those with the most complex medical needs still contend with a postcode lottery in having their care costs outside of hospital funded by the NHS.

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