After fully 18 months of reflection since the final report of the Dilnot Commission, the coalition government is today announcing how it wants to see funding for long-term care in England reformed.
The issue of how to address the impact of the UK’s ageing population has been high on the policy agenda since July, when the Office for Budget Responsibility set out the long-term costs in its Fiscal sustainability report.
A comprehensive analysis of the choices for households and the state as both consider how to pay for ageing.
With the population ageing, we often hear grandiose statements about the need to reshape the welfare state or transform health and social care. But, how society performs at adapting to population ageing will really come down to the behaviour of individual older people and the daily choices they make about […]
Last week saw debate on social care reform slip further away from the real issues of concern.
It really started in the summer of 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial system teetered on meltdown. Going about their lives on the weekend of September 13th, ordinary people had to come to terms with a strange, new reality: risks and uncertainties they were not familiar with and […]