Much has been made of a 70,000 pounds cap on care costs. But numerous conditions limit its use.
Welcome to the National Careline
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
The objective of the National Careline is to provide a portal that signposts users to various organisations including, Government departments and support networks that will help create a clearer understanding of the care maze.
- What help and type of help is available
- Where to access help
- Where to access financial support
The National Careline also provides a wealth of extra lifestyle information that users may find beneficial in their support and care of the older person.
Our service is free to all users
Our mission at The National Careline is to give you the help and support you need together with the information to plan ahead with confidence for the future.
The National Care Line News
The cap on long-term care costs: myths and reality
What is life like for an older person today?
To celebrate the UN International Day of the Older Person this infographic looks at a range of ONS statistics on people aged 65+.
The old - not the young - need subsidised mortgages
Equity release is a lump sum loan which the customer doesn't have to repay until moving into care or death - when proceeds from the house sale are used to cover the debt. The Government intervenes in the mortgage market to help the young - but there's a stronger case for it to subsidise mortgages for older homeowners
Council unlawfully deprived woman of liberty due to ignorance of Mental Capacity Act
Court of Protection finds Somerset Council committed multiple human rights breaches against disabled woman unlawfully prevented from returning home
SOLICITORS HONOURED FOR HELPING TO SECURE VITAL CHARITY FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK
A Coleford law firm has been recognised after facilitating over 1 million pounds worth of gifts in one year from people choosing to support the charity through their wills.
Government must be prepared to increase Care Act funding, warn council chiefs
Unpredictable costs from carers and self-funders could ramp up bill for implementing legislation, say adults' directors and councillors
Reprieve for savers who change mind over annuities
No tax penalties for those who change mind and pensioners handed more time to decide what to do with their savings.
What will happen if you die without a will?
The rules around intestacy have changed so don't leave your estate to chance.
Retirement guidance: what help will pensioners actually get?
The Pensions Advisory Service is the frontrunner to provide the government's 'guidance guarantee'.
PUBLISHED TODAY: Fuller Working Lives - A Framework for Action
Quote from Steve Webb MP, Minister of State for Pensions. "Older workers have a huge amount to bring to any workforce and are a vast untapped talent"