Social Care Review Welcomed By Saga

Published: 7/7/2009

The decision by Gordon Brown to review the state of social care in order to make them more affordable and fairer for everyone has been welcomed by Saga Insurance.

The insurer has asked for steps to be taken as quickly as possible to help those who need it but also advises people to take independent financial advice in the meantime to ensure they make the best decision. Saga Insurance research shows that the typical cost of a 4 year care home stay is expected to almost double in the next twenty years, from GBP112,000 to GBP223,000.

A Saga Insurance spokesman said that it was vital to get professional financial advice since it could help inheritances be protected rather than seeing it all eaten up in care fees as is currently the case.

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