More than 300,000 fewer people aged 65 and over get support today than in 2005 says older people's charity
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 what 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
Catastrophic social care spending squeeze risks undermining Care Bill reforms, warns Age UK
Older women let down by unsympathetic work culture
Many women aged over 50 who are facing elderly care responsibilities will end their working lives in low-paid positions due to a rigid workplace culture, the TUC says.
Later Life Newsletter - February 2014
Now reaching over 100,000 individuals and organisations
Breast cancer in women over 70
New campaign urges women over 70 to be alert to the symptoms of breast cancer
Councils fear care loans will put a massive strain on their budgets
But Department of Health disputes Local Government Association deferred payment scheme estimates
Over 1bn of cash raided from UK homes to pay bills
More people will turn to the equity in their homes to clear mortgages and pay bills in 2014.
Costly triple lock will not inflation-proof pensions
News that inflation has hit its 2% target rate for the first time in four years might appear to be a positive for those in retirement, but questions remain over how long the government can afford to protect pensioners from the rising cost of living.
Leicester City Council seeks foster carers for elderly people
A fostering scheme where families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes is to be tried in Leicester.