Age Concern weighs-in with support

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

Age Concern has added its voice to the call for immediate action on long term care funding. The charity’s director-general Gordon Lishman said Age Concer supported the JRF report’s call for an increase in the personal expenses allowance in care homes. “Age Concern has been calling for an increase for many years, as this will make a major improvement to the quality of life of many thousands of care home residents,” said Mr Lishman. “As the report recognises, while these steps would make a difference to the lives of many who use long term care services, they would not tackle the fundamental problems with the long term care system. Radical reform is needed to secure a system of funding and provision fit for the 21st century. We urge the Department of Health’s review of social-care funding to consider the findings of this report, as well as recent studies from Age Concern and Sir Derek Wanless for evidence, analysis and ideas.”

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