Queen’s Speech

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

The absence of any announcement on long term care funding has been described as “deeply disappointing” by the Continuing Care Conference (CCC), the coalition of organisations concerned with the long term care of elderly people. CCC chairman Dr Chai Patel said the vital issue of providing a secure and well-funded framework for long term care had again been ignored in the Government’s legislative programme. “It is now six months since the Rotal Commission reported, yet the Government has still to respond to its recommendations, much less act upon them,” Dr Patel said. “This delay is causing needless anxiety and, in many cases, hardship to thousands of older people. “I hope that ministers will respond to the Commission shortly and, as announced by the Leader of the House, Margaret Beckett, there will be a statement before Christmas to bring forward proposals to give older people in need of care the security and dignity which is their right. The Royal Commission, which reported in May, was chaired by Sir Stewart

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