Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England - Comment from Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care welcomes the findings of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. 

Responding to the Commission, chaired by Dame Kate Barker, Trevor Brocklebank CEO of Home Instead said, 

“We welcome the commission’s conclusion that the current health and social care system is no longer fit for purpose and that running two separate systems no longer makes sense. 

“The proposals allow us to conceive a health system which focuses as much on wellbeing and prevention as it does on treatment. It will allow us to keep people safe and well in their own homes, leading an independent life. 

“Not only is this more sustainable but it brings with it huge benefits for individuals and allows us to celebrate our new longevity rather than worrying about how we will be cared for in our old age.

 “The proposals for the funding of the commission’s findings, which involve some tough decisions on taxation, are going to fuel a healthy debate and it is one we will follow with great interest. 

 

“The commission is talking about timescales of 10 years to achieve what they have outlined. It goes without saying that we need to be doing everything we can to ensure the transition is quicker.

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