care home

Legal warning over trusts that promise to beat care home fees

Monday, 22 January 2018 | News

Retirees are being urged to seek legal advice before placing their homes into trust to spare care home fees.

Care homes must be reformed, says competition regulator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The UK’s care homes are in urgent need of reform, according to the findings of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Setting care cap too high will stop us saving, say over 50s

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | News

Over 50s are willing to pay towards the cost of social care, but if the government expects them to pay too much, it will discourage them from saving.

Care homes to be investigated

Monday, 05 December 2016 | News

Care homes for the elderly are to be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to find out whether residents are being treated fairly.

Care costs increasing 10% faster than pensioner incomes

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | News

The cost of living in a care home is increasing 10% faster than pensioner incomes, as average annual costs exceed £30,000 for the first time.

Why do we get no help with care home fees?

Monday, 18 May 2015 | Question and Answer

Unfortunately, the way that events have transpired means that your mother is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no obvious source of redress.

Do you qualify for care home help?

Monday, 16 March 2015 | Article

Long-term care can cost £30,000 a year or more - check whether you qualify for financial help and what to do if you don't.

Care home costs rocket to £29k a year

Monday, 18 August 2014 | News

A single room in a UK care home now costs £28,666 a year on average - 54% more than the average pensioner's income.

Will new rules help cut your care costs?

Monday, 20 May 2013 | Article

The announcement of a £72,000 cap on social care costs in England brings some much-needed clarity to anyone trying to work out how they will fund their care in old age.

Social care reforms are not good enough

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 | Article

Politicians clearly don't see looking after old people in need of long-term care as a vote winner.