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Government plans to make councils responsible for long-term residential

care will not solve the postcode lottery, according to long-term care

specialists.

Plans being drawn up by ministers could mean councils meet the cost of

care and claim the money back from individuals&#39 estates after they die. But

a recent Audit Commission report revealed a lack of continuity in the way

local authorities charge fees for care.

PPP Lifetime Care head of retired market development Jacque Langford says:

“This does nothing to solve the postcode lottery and will not inhibit the

sale of long-term care insurance. Most people want to be able to pass on

their homes, not have them sold after their deaths to pay for care.”

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