This year, charities are shining a spotlight on the lack of breaks unpaid carers have been able to take since the start of the pandemic. Here’s how.
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For the last year, older people’s charity Independent Age has been calling for free personal care to be introduced in England. Our guest, its Campaigns Manager, explains why.
Our ageing society signifies an improvement in living and working conditions. Our guest, Suzanne Hall, asks if we’re right to be ‘downbeat’ about later life.
When we were building our new Later Life Care website, we did a lot of research to ensure it would be as helpful as possible. Do you have an experience of arranging care in a care home to share?
It’s well known that care home costs can be high, but do people really know the full extent of what they might have to pay?
Only a small fraction of us are planning for care costs in later life, according to our new research. How concerned should we be?
This week is Carers Week, an annual awareness campaign recognising the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers. Are you concerned about the physical and mental strain many go through?
The Competition and Markets Authority has secured £2m compensation from the care homes provider Sunrise Senior Living Ltd after it charged residents unclear upfront fees. And it’s partly thanks to you.
In the run-up to this year’s Carers Week (11-17 June), our guest, Emily Holzhausen OBE, explains why it’s so important that we support our biggest care provider: those who give unpaid care for their loves ones… (more on carers week 2018…)
Patients around the UK are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to continuing care on the NHS, our health investigators uncovered today. Have you been affected by the NHS postcode lottery like Gill and Carol?
It’s a huge win for our Care Needs Care Now campaign as the Competition and Markets Authority agrees with us that urgent action is needed in the care home market. We now call on the government to take action, are you with us?
Arranging care can often come at the most difficult of times. Decisions may be forced without too much consideration. You finally settle on a home for your elderly relative or friend and sign on the dotted line, but did you read and understand the contract? (more on care home contracts…)
There’s a widespread practice of care homes charging fees after a resident’s death. Our guest Douglas Cooper explains why the Competition and Markets Authority is keen to get your views and experiences to help inform its consultation into the practice.
How do you distinguish between a good and bad care home? We sent a team of experts undercover to assess six residential and nursing homes and then give us their advice on what to look for choosing a care home.