Care costs 'unknown' to most Londoners

Ipsos MORI’s latest polling amongst Londoners, carried out on behalf of London Councils, shows that nearly three in five Londoners incorrectly believe they won’t have to pay anything towards the costs of their old-age care.

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  • Victoria Harkness Research Director
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Fifty-eight per cent believe that should they need to use care and support services in the future these will be free.

It also appears that Londoners know little about the current Government reforms aimed at introducing a lifetime contribution limit of £72,000 for care users with assets of above £23,250, thus ending the threat of unlimited care costs. Nearly two-thirds (65%) say they know nothing or very little of plans to ‘cap’ or limit costs.

Technical Note

Ipsos MORI polled a total of 1,000 adults aged 18+ across London’s boroughs by telephone between 18 and 29 October 2013. Data has been weighted to the known London population profile.

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  • Victoria Harkness Research Director

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