Loans for the elderly: Govt to outline residential care plans

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The government is to announce details of a deferred payment scheme for residential care for the elderly, which will allow councils to lend individuals money to pay for care, then recoup the money when their house is sold after their death.

The health secretary Andrew Lansley, who will launch the government's white paper on social care on Wednesday, said the scheme will "end the scandal of older people being forced to sell their homes" to...

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