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
Ros welcomes Norman Lamb’s comments that he wants to make improving dementia care a top priority. Saga fully supports this aim and wants to see urgent action.
Press Release commenting on latest warnings from Local Government Association about the looming care crisis – we need radical reform, short-term fixes won’t work.
Press Release summarizing Ros’ evidence to the House of Lords Inquiry into Public Services and Demographic Change.
Ros submitted evidence to the House of Lords Inquiry on Public Services and Demographic change, calling for urgent reforms of social care funding and welcoming longer working lives for those who are able to stay active.
Release welcoming reports that David Cameron may insist on supporting Dilnot’s £35,000 care funding cap.
Ros comments on a report from the King’s Fund which highlights the possible savings in emergency bed use by older people if more prevention and home care is funded.
Press Release commenting on the Government’s proposed reforms of social care, highlighting that the reforms are welcome, but cannot be implemented meaningfully without reform of funding.
Ros comments ahead of the release of the White Paper on social care reform, pointing out that if the Paper fails to reform funding of social care, it won’t address the crisis.