Social care in crisis: your questions answered
Funding for social care is a conundrum that has confounded successive governments. But demographics, nursing workforce trends and the knock-on effects on the NHS mean finding a formula that works becomes more pressing by the day
What’s the problem?
It’s not one problem, it’s several. Local authorities in England struggle to fund people who need care in their own homes or who move into a nursing or care home and are eligible for council support. Where the value of someone's assets make them ineligible for council support, they often have to sell their home to pay their care home bills. Unsurprisingly, this has been unpopular. At the same time, the care home sector is struggling to make an adequate profit – especially where homes are dependent on council-funded residents...
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