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Green Paper Delay

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If you, like us, were expecting to read a Green Paper on Social Care in the next few weeks, Jeremy Hunt announced this afternoon “we now intend to publish the social care Green Paper in the autumn around the same time as the NHS plan“.

Keep on watching this space!

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Know your rights in respect of top-up fees

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The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found Lincolnshire Council did not tell a man’s family about the options available when he was placed in a care home.

The family had to pay a ‘top-up’ fee when the council should have offered them the choice of a home which did not require the additional amount

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The £72,000 cap abandoned – it’s official!

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Well we now know what won’t be happening – the £72,000 cap in 2020.  As to what will be happening, we wait for the Green Paper due to be published by summer 2018.  Read more.

In the meantime, there is still an option for self-funders to cap their care home costs and protect some of their savings in the event of longevity.  Speak to one of our advisers on 0800 182 1155 for more information.

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Postponement turns into abandonment

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The latest consensus is that the proposed cap of £72,000 on care fees, originally due to be implemented in April 2016 and then postponed until 2020, will now be abandoned completely. Read more.

It is now unclear when, or if, a cap will be introduced at all.  Watch this space……

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Tory manifesto – more will have to pay for their own care

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So, a person’s property would no longer be a disregarded asset if they need care in their own home?  But everyone will be allowed to keep £100,000 of their wealth to pass onto their beneficiaries?  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/17/theresa-may-conservative-tory-policy-older-people-pay-for-social-care.  The devil will be in the detail for sure.

There is no mention that we can find of whether tariff income will still be charged when a person’s capital reaches this proposed new £100,000 limit and, if so, whether the lower capital limit will…

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Customer reviews

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These are so important to us and for families thinking about taking advice from us.  We are delighted to report that reviews on the Which? Trusted Traders website, as of today, rate us 4.8 out of 5.0 for customer service, 5.0 out of 5.0 for quality and 4.8 out of 5.0 for value.  This ratings are from 57 independent reviews by clients that have used our service and all say they would recommend us.

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Eldercare – Finalists again

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Eldercare Solutions are proud to have won several prestigious award over the years but have never entered the LaingBuisson Awards before.  This year we did so and are very excited to have been chosen as a finalist in the ‘Financial Advisor’ category alongside the likes of KPMG and Deloitte.  The awards themselves take place on 29th November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. 

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Dementia Care Guide

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The Good Care Group’s dementia guide is a fantastic resource as it offers alternative coping methods and advice on how to make day-to-day tasks more pleasant for both people with dementia and their families.  Click here to read it: Dementia Guide

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More endorsements for Eldercare

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We are delighted to announce that Eldercare Solutions Ltd has now been accepted onto the Which? Trusted Traders and Hertfordshire Trading Standards endorsement scheme.

Please look us up to see reviews and ratings from our satisfied clients

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Self-funders can still cap their own care costs

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Those who are looking for the opportunity to cap the amount they have to spend on care costs do still have the option to buy a care fees payment plan (sometimes called a care annuity).

If affordable, this type of plan secures a guaranteed income for life and means that the balance of the estate is protected against future, ongoing care costs.

There are two versions of the plan – one that you buy with a lump sum, up front payment which starts paying an income straight away…

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