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Like pensions, most people don’t think about their care needs in old age

The care & support older people receive increasingly depends on where they live and how much money they have rather than their needs, according to a new report by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.  

It highlights evidence that reductions in fees paid by local authorities and other cost pressures such as the National Living Wage are squeezing the incomes of residential and home care providers.  It warns that an increasing number are likely to leave the market or go out of business as a result, potentially leaving older people without the care they depend on.

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