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Political scientists and the care conundrum

Political scientists and the care conundrum

Few, if any, policy areas have as been neglected by political scientists as social care funding, despite a long-running policy debate on how to fund the long-term care of older people in England, which most recently gained some prominence with the final report of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of […]

November 17, 2011 ×

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An OBR for social care

An OBR for social care?

The English social care system is characterised by unmet need, excessive rationing by local authorities, over-burdened carers and families facing up to ‘catastrophic costs’. However, the resources required to fix these issues are relatively modest compared to the resources of the state, society and – in particular – the older […]

November 16, 2011 ×

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Legal aid reforms may leave welfare, employment and health disputes unresolved

Legal aid reforms may leave welfare, employment and health disputes unresolved

Legal aid exists to ensure that those least able to afford legal services (advice and representation before a court or tribunal) have access to justice through the UK’s legal systems.

October 24, 2011 ×

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The Dilnot dilemma

The Dilnot dilemma

The summer is over. The party conference season is complete. What now for the long-term care funding reform agenda and the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission that emerged at the start of July?

October 12, 2011 ×

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Housing boost the rental reality

Housing boost: the rental reality

Today saw the publication of a report on the private rental sector by Sir Adrian Montague. Its central recommendation is to unleash institutional investment in ‘build-to-let’ properties – homes not designed for owning, but just for renting.

August 23, 2011 ×

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Estimating the take-up of long-term care insurance

Estimating the future take-up of long-term care insurance

Earlier this month the Strategic Society Centre published its response to the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support. In “The First Step?”, we give a comprehensive and broad analysis of the Commission’s recommendations.

August 16, 2011 ×

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