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Care home fees: the scandal of secret mark-ups

Care Home Funding Advocates would like to raise awareness of an article recently published in the Telegraph; Figures compiled for the Telegraph show those who pay for their own care are paying 13pc above the ‘real cost’ The widening gap between the actual cost of providing a place in a care home and the fees […]

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‘U-turn’ by ministers could mean thousands still lose their homes

New betrayal of middle classes over care home costs: ‘U-turn’ by ministers could mean thousands still lose their homes. Coalition had previously pledged no one would need to sell homes to meet care home costs while they were still alive Emerged there will be a cut-off for the ‘deferred payment’ scheme Will only apply as […]

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NHS and care services patients told to fight for their rights

NHS and care services patients need to become more demanding and fight for their rights, a new watchdog body says. Care Home Funding Advocates can report that Healthwatch England, which heads up a network of 152 local patient bodies, urged the public to become “savvy consumers” rather than “grateful patients”. To help, the watchdog set […]

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Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes

Care Home Funding Advocates is following the story in todays Telegraph; More than one million families have been forced to sell their home in just five years to meet the cost of paying for residential care, new figures have revealed. The estimate, based on polling measuring families’ individual experiences, is far higher than Government projections […]

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Elderly care cap in England to benefit ‘one in eight’

The £72,000 cap on elderly care costs in England, due to be introduced in 2016, will benefit one in eight people, the government has said. Care Home Funding Advocates can report that this revelation came as the government set out details about how it will work. It confirmed there would be a deferred payment scheme […]

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