Tag Archives: CARE

It’ll take more than a nudge to get us back to work!

The Minister for employment is keen to nudge us back to work   The UK’s unemployment rate is close to its lowest level since the 1970s. But that’s not the whole story. About a quarter of people of working-age – … Continue reading

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Frustration as “care” gets kicked like a can down the road.

Social care is a problem that doesn’t go away, just because we ignore it. Thanks To Charles Tallack for this important thread. Overdue 🧵on social care charging reform. It’s been more than 2 weeks since the govt announced delay, but … Continue reading

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“Companiions” for us as we get older.

I had never heard of “Companiions“, till I read about the winners of the “Silver Lining” competition that has been co-created and  promoted by my friend Sally Bridgeland. I am glad I have now. Many older people are rich in … Continue reading

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Will we win the war on Covid but lose the peace on Care?

Two important events happened to me yesterday evening, I was boosted and I heard the news that the Commons had passed the first reading of the social care bill. As this is a personal blog, I feel entitled to conflate … Continue reading

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“Another missed opportunity to properly address social care”- Ros Altmann

In this blog, Ros Altmann reacts to the Government’s statement on care funding in the Queen’s Speech. It was originally published on Ros’ blog and is republished with her permission If not now, when? Queen’s Speech missed another chance for … Continue reading

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Do you want to insure or pay more tax for your care costs?

It is good that the Government is looking again at long term residential and home care in the UK.  We need to be clear about the option open to Government and these are now being rehearsed. These articles are often … Continue reading

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Why planning for “care” is everyone’s business

Whether we are carers or ‘cared for’, we are likely to be involved in caring in the future. Of course the pandemic has highlighted the under-funding of residential care homes and the lack of support given to many home carers, … Continue reading

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Why we’ve failed to build a national care service

Sage seem to consider the major problem in care homes the impact it is having on the R number. At least that is how it is being reported. Sage member Professor John  Edmunds told the FT Covid-19 infections in hospitals … Continue reading

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Our right to dream of a fairer deal for older people.

It’s been another brutal week in politics. I’m glad that the pensions team in place at the start of it – remain in place at the end of it.  I’m pleased  that Guy Opperman remains our pensions minister. As my … Continue reading

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Who cares? And how do we pay them?

News that the Government is mulling a new Care ISA – to be funded from retirement savings will be greeted with joy within the bubble and indifference from the vase majority of people who do not plan for the consequences … Continue reading

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