Sutherland: England has no clear path
While England and Wales await the conclusions of the Dilnot Commission on long term care funding, the chair of the previous Royal Commission said that Scotland had ‘a direction of travel’ by contrast with south of the border.
Lord Sutherland gave the keynote plenary presentation at the 3rd Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress, sponsored by Barchester Healthcare, held at Murrayfield Stadium and organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, sister journal to Caring Times. He said the Scots were on the way and knew where they want to go “although they still had much to learn”.
He said the English Government, by contrast, clearly had no vision of where to go and this was the reason they had decided to set up the Dilnot Commission whose brief is very similar to that given to him.
Lord Sutherland said he was looking forward to what Andrew Dilnot, who had visited Scotland and been impressed by what he fo