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Long Term Care Commission set up

Source : Press Association Published on 21 July 2010 09:00 AM

The Government has taken a step closer to establishing how long-term care can be funded in the UK.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said a commission tasked with exploring ways in which a "sustainable care and support system for all adults" could be funded and implemented would report back within a year, raising hopes of a new support network for the UK's at-home carers.

Mr Lansley said he wanted the system to put "individuals and their families at its heart", adding that a range of funding options including voluntary insurance and partnership schemes must be considered by the commission.

Michelle Mitchell, Age UK Charity Director said: “We look forward to working with the Commission on the Herculean task of finding radical but workable solutions for funding our care system.

"Amidst an uncertain economic climate, an ever-increasing number of people requiring care, and rising care costs, millions of people in England are literally counting on the Commission to ensure we have a care system that is fair and affordable to all who need it."

Copyright Press Association 2010



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