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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