Tag Archives: care funding

“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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” If the cap fits” – Commission on Funding Care & Support – 5

The Dilnot Commission is due to report in July and in true political style they have decided to fly some kites before making any formal announcements.  In an interview with The Daily Mail, Andrew Dilnot dropped out clear hints as to the … Continue reading

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Southern Cross card game televised. 6

  The Southern Cross card game is now being watched by millions on TV.  The Chairman was forced to come out into the public gaze and submit to an inquisition by John Snow on Channel 4 News. Meanwhile, the newspapers … Continue reading

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“Commission on Funding of Care & Support” 4

HALF-TERM REPORT Some of the early indications from the Dilnot Commission would suggest that they intend to fully embrace some of the age old problems in the funding of long term care.  Certainly it will be very welcome if there … Continue reading

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“Commission on Funding of Care & Support” 3

One of the fundamental themes of my submission to the Dilnot Commission  (see Commission on Funding of Care & Support dated 6 February 2011), is that in the years ahead, most older people will have to pay for their care by using their house as an … Continue reading

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Commission on Funding of Care and Support

Submission by John Graham OBE – 26 January 2011 My proposals are two-fold, and are based on both improving the quality of care for older people and also releasing the billions of pounds required to meet the dramatic growth in … Continue reading

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Tangled Web

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive” This quotation from Sir Walter Scott, sums up well the outcome of the political debate in the run up to the 2010 election, on funding of elderly care … Continue reading

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