Government must prioritise reforming social care

Posted 28/09/12

At the recent Liberal Democrat Conference Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has said that “reforming elderly care is not the biggest priority”

Reforming elderly and social care should be THE priority!

We owe nothing less than fundamental reform of our social care system for the elderly and vulnerable citizens in England.

Mr Alexander has said the coalition will implement the Dilnot commission’s recommendation that the amount paid by individuals for their care will be capped at £35,000, so that fewer elderly people will have to sell their homes to pay for care, but his latest comment on priorities adds to speculation that care reform is being ‘kicked into the long grass’.

Trevor Brocklebank