Ros article published in the Guardian Comment section, in response to Royal College of Nursing suggestions that relatives to should care for patients in hospitals as nursing staff don’t have time.
Ros presented her views on the future for social care following the Dilnot Report, outlining the need for urgent change.
Dilnot suggests only starting needs assessment with ‘substantial’ need – it is actually very important to ensure those with ‘moderate’ needs also get help to prevent them needing more care later.
Ros explains why suggesting a cap on the contributions people will need to make for care is so clever and Dilnot’s framework could really help people plan.
highlights that almost no money is being set aside for care, even though people know it is important. They are just not saving.
Ros explains why local authority cutbacks on care spending are making the business models for care homes unsustainable. Without better funding, we can’t get better care.
Ros’ article published in the Financial Times Money Section commenting on the need for reform of social care and discussing possible financial products that could follow Andrew Dilnot’s framework for change.
Ros comments on the Government’s response to Dilnot’s recommendations, which seem to suggest no urgent action and no White Paper – just a ‘progress report’ next Spring.
Article published in the Daily Mirror with Ros’ comments on the urgent need for reform of our social care system and outlining the reforms proposed by Andrew Dilnot’s commission.
Ros article published in the Daily Express explaining Dilnot’s recommendations for long-term care reform and suggesting that they could be paid for by reassigning health service spending towards social care.