Research by Royal London into care funding has found a huge variation in both the amount councils would be willing to pay towards care home costs and the extent to which people have to 'haggle' with their local authority to obtain a good deal.
Where elderly people enter care in a ‘crisis' situation and do not have family members to advocate on their behalf, this so-called ‘lottery' process of negotiating care-fee packages could lead to the vulnerable losing out, the insurer warned. "We have uncovered a disturbing patchwork of support for people needing residential care, which varies hugely depending on where you live," said Royal London director of policy Steve Webb has said. "The most worrying variation is the extent to which...
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