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careRead more articles about Care in the UK and social care from BBC online and national newspapers.

Caring for Norman Wisdom (BBC Online)
The family of legendary showman Sir Norman Wisdom have spoken about their decision to admit him to a care home.

Adding up Cost of Social Care (Guardian Online)
Amid concerns about the affordability of care for elderly and disabled people, the BBC and London School of Economics (LSE) have joined forces to launch an online tool that estimates the cost of care according to individual circumstances.

Test Drive for Calculator (Guardian Online)
Dr Ray Jones, a formal social services director, assesses the BBC's specially commissioned care calculator that helps people find out what's available and what it costs

Gordon Brown to listen to Carers  (BBC Online)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised to "listen" to the six million people in Britain who spend their time caring for others.

Caring for mum: 'I got it wrong' (BBC Online)
When it came to looking after his mum towards the end of her life, Peter White, of BBC Radio 4's You and Yours, discovered that his best intentions were not enough.

What to do with Mum (BBC Online)
Broadcaster Tony Robinson reveals the guilt he felt when he put his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's, into a care home.

"Care Calculator" launched (BBC Online)
This interactive tool to give people an idea of how much social care support they are entitled to and how much it will cost.

Fairer Funding System Needed (BBC Online) Most people would be happy to contribute to the costs of long-term care for the elderly but want a fairer system, a report suggests.

Standarise Social Care (BBC Online) The "postcode lottery" in social care for the elderly must be addressed to stop some people using up their life savings to pay for it, a charity says.

King's Fund Report
Bringing together the findings from the Caring Choices events and website, this report looks at possible solutions to the problem of funding long-term care.
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