Cabinet meets on radical plan for long-term elderly care

The government will consider proposals for a long-term strategy to care for the elderly at a special cabinet meeting this Wednesday.

11th February, 2006

The government will consider proposals for a long-term strategy to care for the elderly at a special cabinet meeting this Wednesday.

The proposals are understood to include reforming the system of private and public care and increased packages for home support. Housing grants and continued improvements in provision for carers are also being considered.

Ministers will be told that the present system of care for the elderly is ‘‘unsustainable’’ and that radical action is needed...

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