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Editorial Stephen Burke Guest Editor and former Chief Executive, Counsel and Care, UK Will we ever reach a fair and sustainable solution The reasons for change are well known to pay for long-term care in England? There and well rehearsed. The current care system is have been so many twists and turns on the road widely acknowledged to be unfair, underfunded towards a solution, as the articles in this edition and unsustainable. Our ageing population highlight, that it’s tempting to despair. means not just that the number of people over But there is a new show in town. The the age of 85 will double in the next 20 years, Coalition Government has established an but more older people are living longer with independent Commission on the Funding of disabilities, long-term conditions and dementia. Care and Support, chaired by Professor Andrew Growing levels of unmet need highlighted Dilnot, to consider how care and support by the Wanless Review in 2006 have been could be funded. The Commission is due to reinforced as councils respond to public report by July 2011 and I trust that the papers spending cuts by rationing care to those with in this issue of Quality in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1471-7794
DOI
10.5042/qiaoa.2010.0710
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Abstract

Stephen Burke Guest Editor and former Chief Executive, Counsel and Care, UK Will we ever reach a fair and sustainable solution The reasons for change are well known to pay for long-term care in England? There and well rehearsed. The current care system is have been so many twists and turns on the road widely acknowledged to be unfair, underfunded towards a solution, as the articles in this edition and unsustainable. Our ageing population highlight, that it’s tempting to despair. means not just that the number of people over But there is a new show in town. The the age of 85 will double in the next 20 years, Coalition Government has established an but more older people are living longer with independent Commission on the Funding of disabilities, long-term conditions and dementia. Care and Support, chaired by Professor Andrew Growing levels of unmet need highlighted Dilnot, to consider how care and support by the Wanless Review in 2006 have been could be funded. The Commission is due to reinforced as councils respond to public report by July 2011 and I trust that the papers spending cuts by rationing care to those with in this issue of Quality in

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 14, 2010

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