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A storm is coming: are we prepared?

The current model of social care is unsustainable and the public must be involved in the development of a new one 
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The recent King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust report on the state of social care for older people in England makes for depressing reading. Not simply because of the picture it paints, but because it adds to a mountain of similar reports highlighting problems in the sector.

In the past 15 years, these problems have been identified in more than 20 detailed and well-respected investigations into social care, but few of these have offered real solutions.

Successive governments have also failed to act. The most recent examples of this are the decision to delay the introduction of a cap on care costs until 2020 and the limited effect of the 2% council tax precept, which raised less than one quarter of what the government had predicted. When it comes to social care policy,

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