Domestic abuse is a form of negative behaviour; it is where there is controlling, bullying, threatening, coercive or violent interactions between two parties. Domestic abuse is not limited to physical behaviour, but also includes; emotional, physical, sexual, psychological abuse and/or financial control. In the last year, an estimated two million women and men between the ages of 16-59 have been victim to domestic abuse; 1.3 million women were victim to abuse and 695,000 men were victims.
It is estimated that every year there are around 21,000 older Britons who sell their homes to fund care home costs. With the average price of care home fees amounting to more than £40,000 a year, it is no wonder people considering their future needs are concerned. Those who have worked hard all their lives, scrimping and saving for a home and hopefully something to leave for generations to come, are faced with a decision as to how best to protect what they’ve earnt.