POSTED ON NOVEMBER 11TH, 2008
The government has called on the public to give their views on what a new and more holistic care and support system should look like.
The demands on the care system in UK has changed dramatically in recent years, most noticeably the amount of people who have come to rely on it in some way, whether by personally receiving care or having friends and family receive care. Therefore, the government want the public opinion on the three main topics:
Phil Hope, care services minister has said:
“We need to decide now how the care and support system must adapt. How do we share responsibility between the state, the family and the individual? How do we create a system that is fair, affordable and sustainable?”
“If we don’t act in the next 10-15 years we will find ourselves facing an estimated £6 billion annual funding gap just to maintain services at their current level,”
Log on to the government care system website to have your say.