‘Care’ vs ‘hotel’ costs issue needs pinning down
By LEON SMITH, chief executive, Nightingale
The Green Paper ‘Shaping the future of care together’ carries the strap line ‘care, support and independence’. These adjectives must accurately reflect the aspirations of most older people and, indeed, the same can be said of the care sector as a whole.
More than a decade has now passed since the deliberations of the government-established Royal Commission were published and therefore it is difficult not to be sceptical about the recent publication of the Green Paper. Will this truly now act as a catalyst for debate, change and then action? The three option