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Welcome to the National Careline

National Careline information care support

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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Click here to read more about The National Careline and watch an interview with founder Barbara Davies

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The National Care Line News

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"

Report calls on Government to run equity release for cash-poor pensioners

A report published today has called on the Government to launch its own equity release scheme, offering additional retirement income for pensioners.

Deprivation of liberty cases will rise ten-fold due to Supreme Court ruling, say councils

Local authorities face bill of at least 45m this year to cope with extra 80,000 referrals triggered by ruling, directors warn

Scotland to reform NHS continuing healthcare rules

Continuing healthcare to be limited to hospital patients by April 2015 says Scottish Government - Is this the beginning of the end of free healthcare, asks The National Careline?

Care home move 'breached woman's human rights'

The human rights of a woman with dementia were breached when she was moved from her house to a care home, a court has ruled.

Few to benefit from care cost cap

Pensioners hoping to benefit from the governments care cap could be in for a shock as most will pay double the fee limit, because many costs are not included, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has warned.

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