Insurance scheme planned for elderly careBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.769b (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:769
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Two government white papers this week propose changes to the way older people are cared for in Britain.
One plans to help people protect the value of their homes and capital from being used to pay for residential care. The other would introduce a purchaser-provider system into local authority social services, with councils having to divest themselves of directly …