Commenting on research by Which?, that says only one in 10 adults aged 55 or over say they have put aside money to pay for any care needs as they get older, George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:

 

“Planning for your possible future care needs is important, but the social care system can still be bewilderingly difficult for older people and their families to navigate. We regularly hear from people who tell us they don’t understand whether care is free, what they are being asked to pay for from care providers, or how to choose good care services. A social care system that works for everyone is about more than money. The Government needs to take this research seriously and ensure the social care green paper sets out a plan for a system that clearly shows what people will have to pay and what they will get in return, and supports and allows them to thrive, not just survive, in later life.”

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