I’ve just written a blog post about the Dilnot Commission looking at the funding of care and support. I wrote it and tweeted about it and realised that the vast majority of people in my twitterstream wouldn’t look twice at such a post. There in lies the problem – it’s vaguely technical, too detailed, and about something that few of us would realise we needed to know about.
But we do. Most of us will get old. Some of us will become disabled or get ill during our lives. We all need some care and support occasionally.
If you recognise that any of these things are likely to feature in your life then you might want to take a look at the Dilnot Commission findings in the next couple of weeks. By the time most of us are older and needing support, the State is unlikely to be providing it. Reading comments on the Observer article: Middle class face £35k bill to help pay for care in their own age, I was struck by how many people think that their National Insurance or Tax contributions should be enough to provide care. They’re not. Something different needs to happen. If you’re interested in more detail check out my earlier blog post here.