Shadow care minister warns of LTC 'misinformation scandal'

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The shadow minister for care and older people Liz Kendall has warned of a ‘misinformation scandal' in the delivery of long-term care advice.

During a Commons Debate on the Care Bill, she said there was a further debate to be had on the level of involvement from independent financial advisers. Currently under Clause 4 of the Care Bill councils need only refer people to "independent advice" for instance charities and other organisations, not explicitly financial advice. The minister warned that many elements of the care bill were complex and as the Bill stands, anyone could provide advice about care finances. She said there were no requirements to ensure that the advice given would be of a high quality or provided by peop...

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