Too little, too late?
xJEF SMITH suggests that any real change may be some time coming
_The central problems are ‘the uncertainty of the data, the lack of trust in the present system among older people, and the cynicism as to the Government’s intentions among younger people’._
This analysis of the dilemma facing adult social care funding was made 10 years ago in the Report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, but it remains true today. Doing something about care for the rapidly growing numbers of older people had been a Labour Party Manifesto commitment, the Royal Commission was duly established only seven months after the 1997 election