As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill.

The BBC has developed a guide to help people understand the social care system for people aged 65 and over, including the costs involved, wherever in the UK the user lives.

Data was sourced from a variety of sources including NHS Digital, The United Kingdom Homecare Association, devolved governments and healthcare analysts LaingBuisson.

Click here for the guide