Wanless to head probe into social care

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

Former NatWest Group chief executive Sir Derek Wanless is to carry out a fundamental review into the long term demand for and supply of social care for older people in England. The report, commissioned by the King’s Fund, will focus on older people but is likely to also move into other areas of adult social care such as mental illness and learning disabilities. Sir Derek¹s report will follow the two independent reviews he conducted for the Government on future health care spending in the UK and on public health in England. He is expected to report back the findings of his review by the Spring of 2006, The King¹s Fund said the report will: – Examine the demographic, economic, social, health, and other relevant trends over the next 20 years that are likely to affect the demand for and nature of social care for older people aged 65 and over in England; – Identify the financial and other resources required to ensure that older people who need social care are able to secure comprehensive, high quality care that

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