New film gives elderly advice

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THE financial challenges facing elderly people who need care and support are highlighted in a new film.

West Sussex County Council has put together a film which gives details of the newly launched Carewise West Sussex scheme.

The unique scheme is designed to give help and advice to people who need long term care and also to their families or representatives.

With nursing care fees reaching £80,000 a year many elderly people feel forced to sell their home to meet the soaring costs. Yet only a few seek specialist financial advice that could save their home.

Councillor Peter Catchpole, in charge of the Council’s Adults’ Services, said: ‘With a rapidly ageing population it is vital people make the right decisions at a critical time in their life.

‘This video is a useful introduction to the Carewise scheme and the help and advice it offers anyone who needs long term care.’

View the film at and click ‘people’.