Friday, 6 April 2018

Reforming social care is about more than funding

Reforming social care is about more than funding Jeremy Hunt’s recent speech setting out his principles for social care reform was welcome, not least because it dashed fears that the upcoming Green Paper might focus purely on funding and ignore other systemic problems in social care. Of course there is need for more money – and this need is urgent –­ but for long-term policy there are seven other key areas that need to be tackled alongside funding reform. Jeremy Hunt touched on several, but not all, of these in his speech and the challenge for the Green Paper is now to combine them in a coherent, comprehensive plan. A tough ask but one that’s far from impossible. The King's Fund

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