Tag Archives: Social care

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 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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Covid-19 – interpreting the deaths data

Hospital deaths – Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England Data for the total number of positive tests for and deaths with COVID-19 in the UK (that is, individuals hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for COVID-19) … Continue reading

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“Would you pay a social care premium?”

This was the question Radio Five Live’s Wake up to Money asked its audience this Monday morning. 2.5% off wages for the prospect of insurance against things going really wrong with your health in later life? The idea is being trailed … Continue reading

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The problems of old age didn’t “go away in May”.

Back in May, the Conservatives said they were going to do something about the problems Britain has with an ageing population and insufficient preparation for their extreme old age. Instead of introducing radical reform, as their manifesto promised, they backed … Continue reading

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If you don’t know who’s paying, it’s probably you.

  The last few days have seen a reality check on who’s paying for the long term care of our elderly. Now I read this morning a report by the Resolution Foundation on who’s  paying for the deficit reduction plans … Continue reading

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