It is interesting to see how the cost of care breaks down in your local area. There is also some helpful information about who is entitled to help with care costs, something many of us are not aware of.
I was surprised to learn that, in Poole, if you have as little as £23,250 you will have to pay for all your care - this includes the value of your home.
As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill. This guide can help you understand the social care system for people aged 65 and over, as well as the costs involved, wherever you live in the UK.