New deal would see 50% more elderly people in England helped with costs of social care

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 17 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1505
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    A new partnership between the government and the public to fund social care would significantly increase the amount of care people can access and see around 50% more people helped than under the current system, a health service think tank has claimed.

    The partnership model from the King’s Fund suggests that the state should guarantee to pay half the care costs of everyone who needs it, with those who can afford to paying a top-up fee to fund the full cost of their care. For every £2 (€2.2; $3) paid by the individual, the state would also contribute an additional £1, providing people with an incentive …

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