Pensions debate must consider costs of care

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Dr Clive Bowman, chairman of CCC, has called on the Government to take full account of paying for long-term care when developing pensions policy. He was speaking following the publication of the Pensions Commission report. The members of CCC (formed in 1992 as the Continuing Care Conference), who come from across the entire spectrum of care provision, commission and funding, are agreed that policies about paying for long-term care must be developed as part of the wider policy of providing for income in retirement. “There are no easy answers about how to pay for long-term care, but the Government cannot afford to bury its head in the sand – paying for long-term care must form part of the national debate we have been promised following Lord Turner’s report,” said Dr Bowman. “The funding of long-term care comes within the same domain as pensions, so I urge the Government not to miss this opportunity to develop a long-term, sustainable approach. There is no one single answer, rather a range of options, but they s

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