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Archive for January, 2013

Is social care reform in the long grass?

Having attempted to ignite the debate on the reform of long term elderly care on the 3rd of January, Paul Burstow has found it doused by Messrs Cameron and Clegg in their coalition review delivered during the afternoon of the 7th January. This was despite a last minute intervention by Norman Lamb, Care Services Minister…
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Do you need to sell your home to pay for care home fees?

Research by the Liberal Democrats, in particular Paul Burstow former social Care Minister, suggests that 70,000 homes are sold each year to pay for care home fees. Alternative research suggests that the number is 40,000. A further suggested figure is that some 59 people a day are selling their homes to pay for elderly long…
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Time to deliver on the Dilnot Report says former care minister

Paul Burstow MP former Minister of State for Care Services urged the government to defuse the elderly care ‘time bomb’ by concentrating the winter fuel payment on the poorest pensioners and using the money saved to pay for a cap on care costs. In a report published by the think tank CentreForum called ‘Delivering Dilnot,…
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