The amount that social services departments pay towards care on your behalf varies depending on your local authority, although there are minimum requirements.
Paying for care and support
The Care Act comes into force in May 2015. It changes the way the social care system will work in the future.
Sometimes it's difficult to spot the difference between scam mail and offers from legitimate companies.
Nuisance calls and messages can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening.
When you, or someone you care about, starts to have difficulty managing daily tasks and needs extra help, it can feel daunting and you may not know where to get help.
Carers have certain rights, and it's important that you know what these are.
Our vision is for all older people to be able to access the help they need to stay well and independent and to live in suitable housing, in age-friendly neighbourhoods, for as long as they want.
Age UK’s tips for keeping ourselves safe and our properties secure.
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