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.
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.
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 wrote an article for the Yorkshire Post which explains why reform of social care is so urgent.
Ros published her thoughts on Guardian Comment website explaining that although Dilnot’s recommendations are not perfect, reform must begin urgently and not be kicked into the long grass.
Press Release about Saga Survey results highlighting the inadequacy of savings for long-term care needs – nearly 90% of people think it is important to save for both pensions and care needs in later life, but while half have pension savings, only 16% are saving anything for care – reform is needed.
Ros warns that Dilnot’s recommendations for a cap on care costs need to be taken seriously and Government must improve funding for care before the crisis becomes a catastrophe.
Press Release calling for Government to take Dilnot’s recommendations seriously and act quickly to reform long-term care funding.