Ros comments on the Report into social care by Baroness Kingsmill which highlights yet again the growing crisis and Ros explains why integration of health and care is going to be vital to overcoming some of the problems. She explains that the NHS is unsustainable without such reforms
Ros responded to the Barker Commission into social care funding in England. She points out that she believes we need a national system of care funding and that the current inequalities between different areas of the UK lead to confusion undermine the required integration between health and social care that is essential to the future of the NHS
Ros welcomes the Budget changes for ISA savings and calls on the Chancellor to use ISAs to incentivise saving for social care – perhaps allowing such savings free of inheritance tax.
Ros was a keynote speaker at a Seminar in the House of Commons exploring important issues around overcoming stereotypes, keepnig fit for later life and reforming social care to ensure a better advanced old age for all.
Ros explains her views on that zero hours contracts do not fit well with caring professions, where continuity and a caring environment are important
Telegraph website explains Ros’ views on the dangers of low interest rates distorting the economy and forcing savers to gamble with their future financial security.
Pensions World Magazine features Ros’ comments about saving for long-term care separately from pensions.
Press Release highlighting that the Social Care bill highlighted in the Queen’s Speech is welcome but only one small part of what is needed to solve the social care crisis.
Ros comments on the anticipated Government reforms to be announced that will pave the way to introduce Dilnot-style framework to reform social care funding over the longer term. Broadly welcoming the changes, she highlights how they can help the process of reform.
Ros explains why CentreForum proposals by Paul Burstow to fund Dilnot reforms by means testing pensioner Winter Fuel Payments will not work. They risk making more pensioners worse off and needing care, since extending means testing will lead to lower savings