Older people face paying £34,000 a year to go into a care home

With the average price of residential care increasing at its fastest rate ever in 2016, we face a ‘prolonged crisis’ in provision

The cost of being in a UK care home rose at its fastest rate last year and is now an average of £33,904 a year – up almost 10% on the 2016 figure.

Ahead of next week’s budget, which may reveal the latest government thinking on the cost of care timebomb, research from Prestige Nursing + Care has revealed the latest costs and a huge disparity in prices around the country.

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