NEWS:

ILC-UK Chief Executive comments on the Commission on Funding of Care and Support

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK, said:

I greatly welcome today’s publication of the Dilnot Commission’s report on the future funding of adult social care. The ‘partnership’ model it recommends strikes a fair balance between individual and state and ensures that the highest costs, which frequently occur at the end of life, will not fall on individuals and their families. The private sector should now be able to develop affordable products while shielding individuals from potentially financially catastrophic costs.

So while a window of opportunity has opened up, some interesting communication and messaging challenges still lay ahead of us. To get things moving it is critically important that, as the report recommends, Government should set up a working group of central government, local government, the financial services industry, the Financial Services Authority and interested third-sector organisations to consider how to enable the development of an effective market which supports consumers in making sound choices.

ENDS

Contact: info@ilcuk.org.uk

TOP STORIES

Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability

Life expectancy and health outcomes worsen the more deprived an area or population is, new research from Cass Business School has found.

See the latest ILC newsletter here. Sign up to our mailing list here.

The Communities and Local Government Committee has today released their report on Housing for Older People featuring oral and written evidence from Senior Research Fellow Dr Brian Beach.

The International Longevity Centre - UK hosts an annual full day conference to bring together representatives from Government, business, academia and civil society to discuss the Future of Ageing.

ILC-UK are recruiting for a Research Fellow to join the team

CATEGORIES: