How can policymakers maximise the benefits of telecare for society, both now and in the future?
Archive for June, 2011
Attendance Allowance, the older people’s disability benefit, is one of those bits of public spending that tends to carry on quietly in the background. It costs £7 billion per year in England, reaches over a million people, but rarely pops up in political debate.
What is the best way for society to support older people with care and support needs?
With the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care and Support poised to make its final recommendations, Ed Miliband making a ‘big, open’ offer to the government to participate in cross-party talks, and the Southern Cross debacle putting social care firmly in the minds of the public like never before, the policy […]
A think-piece looking at how reform of long-term care funding should be framed by policymakers and stakeholders, and what this means for how reform can unfold.
Today saw the long-awaited launch of the recommendations of the Commission on Funding Care and Support, under the tutelage of the economist Andrew Dilnot. The Commission has taken a clever approach by building its recommendations around two observations that are impossible to dispute.