Category Archives: Care Funding

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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Jeremy Corbyn’s Social Care — less

This is a post about politicians, pensioners and social care.  It follows on from my blogs on the previous two Sunday’s which are entitled – “Older People are Clutter” and “Social Care Straws in the Wind”. The local election season … Continue reading

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Social Care Straws in the Wind

Social care for older people is in a mess.     An almost permanent hotchpotch of indecision and political prevarication.    The truth is nobody much cares about older voters until elections come around. The NHS does as little social care … Continue reading

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“Equity Release Conundrum”

This follows from my previous blog. Equity Release should be an answer to people’s prayers.  Having saved all your working life to buy a house, you should have a nest egg if you need it later in life. But unfortunately … Continue reading

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“Equity Release Unreleased”

I have long argued that most older people have the financial solution to a better old age in their own hands. (See my earlier blogs related to this by clicking on “EQUITY RELEASE” in the TAG CLOUD). People of 65 … Continue reading

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“Cowardly Inaction”

There are now almost daily reports in the press about the failures of our social care system for older people.  It is no longer a disaster waiting to happen, it is a catastrophe unfolding before our eyes:- Report after report … Continue reading

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