My front-line experience looking after the elderly showed me how a box-ticking culture is undermining carers.
Posts Tagged: Older people
Raghib Ali: The Government needs a Plan B for Covid-19, lives and livelihoods. Here’s how one would work.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
Gareth Lyon: Reforming social care must include an increase in the supply of accommodation. More choice is needed.
In the UK, our retirement communities sector provides about a tenth of the capacity per head as that in New Zealand and Australia.
Bella Wallersteiner: Let the young work, play and be free of the rule of six – while older people learn to live with the virus
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
For all the Government’s devaluing reputation for competence, the party hasn’t yet shaken off the Corbyn era legacy.
Judy Terry: Suffolk has shown has small charities can make a big difference in helping the vulnerable
A Community Foundation in the county helps the old with insulation improvements and the young to turn away from knife crime.
Millions of older people want to downsize, but struggle to find suitable accommodation.
Eamonn Butler: More state provision won’t fix social care. It needs partnerships with independent providers.
Investors should create new homes – in an economies-of-scale dozen at a time, and lease a whole care package to local authorities.
Izzi Seccombe: During this crisis, I’m proud of how Conservative councils are delivering the help needed
The focus has been on the vulnerable – the elderly, the lonely, and getting homeless people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
A more flexible approach would also make independent living easier and let the elderly stay close to their friends and families.
Johnson will be well aware of this – and will be more concerned about heading Labour’s leader off than by the restive Tory press.