Scottish Bill adds to funding confusion

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

Scotland¹s Community Care and Health Bill, passed in February, may be a step in the right direction but it has added to the confusion surrounding the issue of long term care, according to independent long term care funding specialist The Care Funding Bureau (CFB). The bureau¹s head Owain Wright said the Scottish Bill did not alleviate the concern that more and more people face the prospect of using the value of their homes and life savings to fund their care. “Scotland¹s response to the Royal Commission recommendations on the state funding of long term care has further complicated the question of who pays for care and when, and the position will be yet more complicated when Wales and Northern Ireland decide their responses,” Mr Wright said. “The simple fact is that all four of the home nations have a pot of money to contribute towards the cost of care. Yet no matter how it is apportioned, people will still have to contribute a significant amount of their own money. “In deciding what to do with their pot of

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