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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.

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