Millions of older people want to downsize, but struggle to find suitable accommodation.
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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.
He’s challenged over whether they have been “sacrificed in order to protect the NHS”.
She warns that lots of older people will rebel if they continue to be placed under ‘house arrest’, and there will be ‘social unrest’.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Luke Evans: The virus, its aftermath – and why we need a mature, open discussion about helping the dying through their final days
The truth is that we are talking about death now more than we have in years, for many of us perhaps more than we have ever talked about it.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
This economic crisis is unlike any we’ve ever seen before, thus it is impossible to make predictions. But already there are signs of who will be most impacted.
John Redwood: The Government should support businesses through lockdown. But ensure a return to normality too.
Despite help being set out for companies during the pandemic, there have been issues with the implementation of schemes. Ministers must keep an eye on this.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
Given that older generations will be most affected by an outbreak, we must encourage young people to volunteer their help.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.