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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 to pay for long-term care in England? There have been so many twists and turns on the road towards a solution, as the articles in this edition highlight, that it’s tempting to despair. But there is a new show in town. The Coalition Government has established an independent Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Professor Andrew Dilnot, to consider how care and support could be funded. The Commission is due to report by July 2011 and I trust that the papers in this issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults provide a helpful contribution to their deliberations. The Commission offers the best hope for radical reform in the next five years, if the government takes swift action to implement its recommendations. A good starting point has to be honesty, both about the current care system and where we want to get to. Better care will cost us all more. The question is how to pay for it fairly, simply and sustainably to meet the needs of our ageing population with quality care http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Pier Professional

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Pier Professional
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
1471-7794
eISSN
2042-8766
DOI
10.5042/qiaoa.2010.0710
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Stephen Burke Guest Editor and former Chief Executive, Counsel and Care, UK Will we ever reach a fair and sustainable solution to pay for long-term care in England? There have been so many twists and turns on the road towards a solution, as the articles in this edition highlight, that it’s tempting to despair. But there is a new show in town. The Coalition Government has established an independent Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Professor Andrew Dilnot, to consider how care and support could be funded. The Commission is due to report by July 2011 and I trust that the papers in this issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults provide a helpful contribution to their deliberations. The Commission offers the best hope for radical reform in the next five years, if the government takes swift action to implement its recommendations. A good starting point has to be honesty, both about the current care system and where we want to get to. Better care will cost us all more. The question is how to pay for it fairly, simply and sustainably to meet the needs of our ageing population with quality care

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsPier Professional

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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