There is a cross party consensus that reforming social care is a key issue that needs to be tackled. Almost a year on from the Dilnot Commission recommending a shared payment system, with the contributions of individuals being capped, this event will debate how policy makers should move forward with reforms to long term care for the elderly. The event will tackle the major issues around the debate and consider ways towards sustainable and affordable reform.
- What steps should be made to make social care affordable? How should the Government go about funding social care, to make the system affordable and sustainable?
- How should the Government respond to the Dilnot recommendations? Is a cap on contributions a realistic way to proceed?
- What role should personal budgets play in social care?
- How can the Government address a situation where demand for social care is rising at the same time as uncertainty exists over future funding arrangements?
- What do the public and service users think about the future funding of social care? How should the Government consult with key stakeholders before making any major reforms?
- What models exist overseas for social care funding and how can the UK learn from them?
CHAIR | Sarah Neville | Public Policy Editor | The Financial Times
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP | Chair | Health Select Committee
Liz Kendall MP | Shadow Minister for Health
Oliver Thomas | Director UK Care Homes | Bupa Care Services
Sean Worth | Senior Consultant - Public Service Reform | Policy Exchange
This event is kindly supported by Bupa Care Services.
- Sean Worth
Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange
- Careless: Funding long-term care for the elderly
27 July 2010
Careless argues that introducing free personal care funded by general taxation is far too expensive. The report instead recommends that three specific funding models be considered by the Coalition's Commission on the funding of care and support long-term.