Age UK report: ‘Care in Crisis: What’s next for social care?’

In January 2014, Age UK published Care in Crisis: What’s next for social care?

The report outlines seven building blocks for reform of the care system:

  1. Paying for care in a fair and transparent way.
  2. Having access to care and support with no chance of being left without it.
  3. Receiving high quality care and support.
  4. Receiving dignified care and support in order to live safely and with self-respect.
  5. Ensuring carers are supported so that family or friends providing care are not expected to sacrifice health, career or financial security.
  6. Having a simple, easy to understand system in place.
  7. Being able to plan in advance before needing care.