The care crisis and the importance of information, guidance, and advice
In this IIL financial services webinar, Tony Miles MBA, Dip PFS discussed the current crisis in social care and provided an update on the government's promise, made back in June 2019, to fix social care and explained why the general public needs far greater access to information, guidance, and advice.
The question of how to pay for care has generated substantial political, policy, media, and campaigning activity over the past 20 plus years.
Successive governments have published several hundred thousand words on the subject in terms of formal consultations and policy papers. Indeed, there have been two independent commissions, three consultations, five White and Green Papers as well as innumerable reports from non-government organisations. Not much has changed. Now we await the current government to deliver on its promise to fix social care once and for all.
This webinar provided an update on where the government has got to in delivering on its promise, the extent to which the pandemic has exposed many of the frailties of the current social care system and what the personal finance sector can do to ensure the general public has greater access to information, guidance and advice both now and in the future.
By the end of this webinar members would have gained an insight into:
- The current state of social care (in England) and the need for a robust long- term funding and structural solution to what is often referred to as ‘the care crisis’
- What early indications there are in respect of how this government intends to deliver on its promise to ‘fix care once and for all’
- The ongoing importance of accurate and reliable information, guidance, and advice to help people navigate the complexities of the care system and get the care they need, when they need it.
- Online event
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