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Our team of leading experts provide regular commentary on a wide range of local government issues. For all press enquires, please contact Jen Pufky on 020 7554 2800 or 07825 617 927 or by email on jen.pufky@lgiu.org.uk.

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The MJ: The human factor

Laurie Thraves, LGiU Policy Manager, explains the human cost behind a failure to provide adequate support to self-funders of adult social care.

England & Wales In the News
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The MJ: Daring to put a cap on care

Chris Horlick, Managing Director – Care of Partnership, discusses in the MJ why it is so important to consider the impact of care costs on council budgets and recognise the pressures that local authorities are under.

England & Wales In the News

Think tank warns of looming crisis of support for self-funders

New research published by localist think tank LGiU shows that self-funders of adult social care present a significant financial challenge for local government, threatening the entire structure of the social care system. 57 per cent of individuals fund in full or in part their residential and nursing care, but a substantial number are falling back…

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Public Finance: Me, myself and care funding

Self-funders make up a huge proportion of the social care system, yet little attention is paid to making sure they get the access they are entitled to. Everyone, including local government, stands to lose

England & Wales In the News
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ADASS: Self-funders – focused information is key

Directors of adult social services are well aware of the additional pressures facing their budgets by an increasing number of people who, having funded their own care for many years, are increasingly turning to social services departments for help. The situation was raised in an LGIU report published today.

England & Wales In the News
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FT: LTC sufferers at risk from lack of financial advice

A survey of 23 local authorities by insurer Partnership and thinktank LGIU revealed that 53 per cent did not refer individuals for advice after an assessment, with only 17 per cent referring individuals for advice before an assesment.

England & Wales In the News
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Financial Reporter: Financial advice is key to making the care system work

The Local Government Information Unit today launched its ‘Independent Ageing 2013’ Report which suggests that without effective support for the 57% of older people who fund all or part of their own care the entire structure of social care is at risk.

England & Wales In the News