Building the National Care Service
- Department of Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Building a National Care Service (Cm. 7854)' sets out the Government's proposals to build a comprehensive national care service for all adults in England with an eligible care need for free when they need it.
The government states that the current social care system was designed for a different era and cannot cope with the challenges of today.
Past and present differences:
A boy born in 1951 could expect to live for 77 years; however
A boy born in 2008 can expect to live until he is nearly 89.
Over the next 20 years an additional 1.7 million people in England will have a care and support need. The present system means that many of those people will face high costs for their care.
This White Paper is a companion to 'Shaping Future Care (Cm. 7673)'; a Green Paper setting out the government's proposals for ways to reform the care and support system for adults in England.
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