Press release

In an exclusive webchat with Saga Magazine, PM Gordon Brown has revealed that if re-elected he will appoint a Social Care Minister dedicated to driving through recommendations in the recent White Paper on paying for Social Care.

Thursday 1 April 2010

The good news is that this is an indication of the re-prioritising that all parties are having to engage with as they wake up to the repercussions of an ageing population.

The bad news is that is has taken so long and funding is so ill thought-through. The PM admitted that the much-publicised two years of free residential care outlined in the White Paper covered only nursing care and not accommodation costs. It was something that would "have to be looked at".

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