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.
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.
Press Release calling for the Government to take care reform seriously, with a cross-party agreement on future improvements to care funding.
Ros wrote a blog for the Telegraph website commenting on the crisis in our care system, with tales of elderly neglect and care homes facing closure, and calling for improved care funding.