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Encouraging people to plan for care needs ‘just in case’ is biggest hurdle for the Government’s Green Paper


New research suggests a lack of information and support is preventing people from thinking about the care they may want or need in the future.

  • A third of over 55s haven't given any thought to what care they might need as they get older, adopting a 'wait and see' attitude instead.
  • Fewer than 1 in 10 feel 'fully prepared' should their circumstances suddenly change and they or a loved one need care support.
  • People want a well-resourced and well-publicised information and advice service is vital to ensure people are more care aware.

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