Any new way of funding must not penalise or unduly disadvantage those less well-off - Independent Age
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We need a system that is equitable and universal access based on need, not on where you live and how much money you have, says Independent Age.
We welcome the news that the Government are considering further options when it comes to social care funding, but if they are to reflect the wishes of people in England they must go further and commit to providing free personal care for all older people, which could be paid for through a social care contribution.
Our report “A taxing question: how to pay for free personal care”, not only shows the funding options for social care, but also highlights how free personal care would result in significant benefits, and send a clear message about how we value older people.
It is vital that any new way of funding does not penalise or unduly disadvantage those who are less well-off. We need a system that is equitable and universal access based on need, not on where you live and how much money you have.