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LTC providers fear confusion will follow Royal Commission report

Long Term Care providers fear that Royal Commission proposals are going to raise more questions than they answer.


Providers are reacting to leaked reports and media speculation suggesting the commission&#39s proposals will cost as much as £800m to implement and will split nursing and accommodation costs.


Norwich Union marketing manager for LTC Hywel Jones says: &#34Long term care is not one of the Government&#39s leading priorities. If the commission presents proposals that are going to cost up to £1bn to implement I&#39m not sure where the Government will find the funds.


&#34The question of where the money to fund these proposals is going to be found is a real and legitimate concern.&#34


Providers also say that the decision to split nursing and accommodation costs will have very little impact in helping people who need the most financial assistance.


PPP lifetime care advertising and pr manager Paul Bennett says: &#34The vast majority of those requiring care will still have to pay for it but at a lower rate. This means the forced sale of houses will continue.&#34

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