Following our last post on Social Care reform, the Government has made a U-turn on the topic, with The Independent and the Guardian reporting that the Dilnot Commission recommendations will be implemented. The Dilnot Commission proposed that: – An individual’s personal contribution to their own social care should be capped at £35,000 – This should only apply to individuals with assets over £100,000 – Individuals in residential care homes should make a contribution of £7,000
Last week, the Department of Health launched an extension of the ‘Provider Quality Profile’, which allows users to search for local home care, residential or nursing home providers within an area and link to Care Quality Commission reports and information. The extension will allow providers of local care to upload an array of information from staff biographies to visiting arrangements. At the same time, users of local care can post comments about the care that they received.
Given the introduction of the Government’s White Paper on adult social care we thought we would lay out some of the statistics. The social care system was founded in 1948.
The average life expectancy then was 66 for men and 71 for women.
The average life expectancy now is 78 for men and 82 for women.
If trends continue, which some say is unlikely, children born today will have a life expectancy of over 100.
It is predicted that by 2026, an additional 1.7 million adults