A fork in the road: next steps for social care funding reform

17 May 2018

This paper, from the King’s Fund and the Health Foundation, pulls together new financial modelling, public perceptions work and policy analysis to identify the problems with adult social care in England and outline options for its reform. It does not aim to make firm proposals or recommendations but rather to identify and make explicit the advantages and disadvantages, impact and consequences of adopting one option over another. It concludes that reforming the current system will be expensive, but that if reform is chosen, England is now at a clear fork in the road between a better means-tested system and one that is more like the NHS; free at the point of use for those who need it.

 

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