Category Archives: ELDERLY UK POLICY

Social Care Funding Going Nowhere.

A crisis in social has been building up for years and at its heart are two questions :- “Who is going to pay for it?” and “Where is the money going to come from?”. At the start of this decade … Continue reading

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Express Care

I have written a lot about Care ever since I started this blog and it seems the situation isn’t getting any better.    In fact it is becoming a lot worse. (Two of my earlier blogs are worth reading :- … Continue reading

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Is This Assisted Dying?

I have written a lot about assisted dying almost since I started this blog.    Although not since 2015 when Lord Faulkner’s Bill to legalize it was heavily defeated in the House of Commons.  ( You can see all my … Continue reading

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2017 Election manifesto — Conservatives

In the final days of the 2017 General Election canvassing, I will sum up each party’s proposals on the specific issues that relate to older people.    Here is a start with the Conservative Party proposals. PENSIONS — triple lock … Continue reading

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Social care confusion

I have argued in this blog for years that the only way to release significantnt resources to pay for good quality social for older people is to unlock the equity many older people have in their houses and then expect … Continue reading

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Social Care Class Action on Bingo

Amid all the recent concern about the shortage of funding for older people needing care, “Social care ” hit the headlines today from a rather unusual source.   This is The Times front page headline for the 10 May :- ” Stop … Continue reading

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2013 Headlines come hauntingly back.

One of the good things to come from de-cluttering is that it gives you new ideas for things to write about.     A stored up sense of history.   A temporarily buried time capsule.    A more distant perspective … Continue reading

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