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Dilnot to be implemented – but no end to care funding shortfall

Anyone who has picked up a national newspaper this morning will probably have read that the government is to implement the Dilnot commission proposals for a £35,000 cap on social care costs for older people. The story is carried by the The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Independent, who have clearly been to the same briefing […]

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What can we expect from Andrew Dilnot?

Andrew Dilnot, the man charged with reforming the funding of adult care in England, has been popular with the social care sector. Affable and approachable, with a keen understanding of the problems the sector is facing, Dilnot is generally thought to have developed options that are politically acceptable and yet also able to actually do […]

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Insurers back compulsory model for funding, Telegraph readers don’t

Insurance experts have backed a compulsory insurance systemto fund long term care for adults, the Telegraph reports.The Telegraph highlights the response from the Association of British Insurers(who would probably stand to gain under any insurance system, unless it isentirely administered by the state) which says a voluntary system won’t work.This doesn’t make them any different […]

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Dilnot urged to be ambitous in care funding response

Stephen Burke, from the social enterprise United for all Ages, has expressed a fear that the Dilnot Commission may not be able to deliver an ambitious-enough reform for the funding of adult care.Burke, who was speaking at Community Care Live 2011, says he suspects we may end up with some kind of “limited liability model”, […]

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More cuts needed to meet elderly care cost?

The Telegraph reports today that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has said more cuts are needed to meet rising costs of elderly care.That’s probably isn’t news if you work in the sector, we all know the pressures on the system are mounting. However, what the report fails to acknowledge is that the government (and […]

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Care commission chair Dilnot sets out stall on funding reform

Interesting interview with care funding commission chair Andrew Dilnot in today’s Society Guardian. Dilnot has been tasked with solving the minor problem of how care should be funded in the future for a rising population of older and disabled people! Unsurprisingly, given that the commission is just three months into a year-long inquiry, he doesn’t […]

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Minister Burstow moots giving volunteers care credits

Care services minister Paul Burstow has praised a scheme used in Japan under which people who volunteer to care for older and disabled people can have their own care paid for when they require it.It looks like it’s something they are considering to form part of the reform of care funding, which is being considered […]

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