The government’s adult social care proposals, announced in September 2021, are a good step towards reform, if not the giant stride that was needed to genuinely ‘fix’ the system, as the Prime Minister promised. This is a quick guide to how the social care system works now – and how the government’s new plan would change it.
This paper sets out the government’s new plan for health and social care. It sets out details of the plan for adult social care in England, including a cap on social care costs and how financial assistance will work for those without substantial assets. It covers wider support that the government will provide for the social care system, and how the government will improve the integration of health and social care. It explains the government’s plan to introduce a new health and social care levy.
This report explores the implications of the pandemic driven change in working arrangements on the timing of older workers' exit from the labour market.