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Time for a tax‐funded national care service

Time for a tax‐funded national care service The existing social care system is riddled with complexity ‐ an unfair system of means testing to determine payment plus a postcode lottery of funding and standards ‐ providing little support for family carers. It is important that the principle of having a tax‐funded national care service is properly considered by the newly established Dilnot Commission on the Funding of Care and Support as a future option, but it will not be enough to simply look at the issue of funding without also addressing the quality, standards and availability of care services. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

Time for a tax‐funded national care service

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 11 (4): 6 – Dec 14, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1471-7794
DOI
10.5042/qiaoa.2010.0713
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Abstract

The existing social care system is riddled with complexity ‐ an unfair system of means testing to determine payment plus a postcode lottery of funding and standards ‐ providing little support for family carers. It is important that the principle of having a tax‐funded national care service is properly considered by the newly established Dilnot Commission on the Funding of Care and Support as a future option, but it will not be enough to simply look at the issue of funding without also addressing the quality, standards and availability of care services.

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 14, 2010

Keywords: The Care Commission; National care service; Tax‐funded care; The care gap; Care workforce; Monitoring and regulation

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