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What’s the cost of care in your area?

As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill.

This guide from the BBC can help you understand the social care system for people aged 65 and over, as well as the costs involved, wherever you live in the UK.

By putting in your postcode the BBC guide will show you local costs.  For example:

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Click here to visit the webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37307856