Notes to editors
Securing good care for more people: options for reform is published by The King’s Fund. It was written by Richard Humphries (Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund), Professor Julien Forder (Deputy Director of PSSRU at the University of Kent, Principal Research Fellow at the LSE and Senior Associate at The King’s Fund) and Jose-Luis Fernandez (Deputy Director of PSSRU at LSE).
Securing good care for older people: taking a long-term view, the report of the Wanless social care review was published by The King’s Fund in 2006.
The revised partnership model would see the state guarantee to pay 50 per cent of everyone’s care costs, with those who can afford to paying a top up to fund the full cost of their care. For every £2 paid by the individual, the state would also contribute an additional £1, providing people with an incentive to save for their old age.
Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit paid to people over the age of 65 to help with the additional costs of disability.
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