Care in the UK: How it works and what it costs

By Nick Triggle
Health correspondent


The BBC has developed an online guide to how the care system works for people aged 65 and over.

The calculator allows you to find out how much care costs wherever you live in the UK.

This interactive video shows you how to use it, as well as providing information about the different systems that exist in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

You will also be able to see what life is like in a care home and how one woman is getting by on her own.

Currently this video can be only be viewed on a desktop computer or tablet device. If you are a smartphone user, here are links to the content used.

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