Article preview: With an ageing population, the cost of adult social care is rising for local authorities across the country. Despite central government guidelines for councils, issued and updated by the Department of Health and Social Care, families still often struggle to find consistent treatment when elderly relatives need care in later life. This social care postcode lottery was highlighted in a new study which found that people needing care in some parts of the country are four times more likely to be fully-funded by their local authority. The study, by equity release adviser Key, looked at the 1,310,000 requests made each year for adult social care by the over-65s.
Postcode lottery for adult social care funding
This 717 word blog post examines new research from equity release adviser Key, based on their Freedom of Information request to local authorities responsible for adult social care funding. Includes an expert quote from Will Hale CEO at Key. Written on 9th February 2019.
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