ANDY BURNHAM has put forward what looks like his one and only plan re residential social care, we must give him credit for at least putting forward some kind of plan , he is in favour of a death tax of 10% upto a maximum of £50-000, for the residential socail care of the elderly disabled, all will pay this tax even if you have not accessed residential social care, this will enable the elderly home owner to retain their home (minus the 10% tax on death) and hand the home and their assets onto their children ,,,,,, sounds to good to be true . but who will be able to enter the residential social care / homes . £50-000 is enough for 3 years care , what would the situation be if someone aged 70 and not seriously disabled decided to enter social care just for the companionship of others ?? they may live for 10,20,30 years within social care , and if they are homeowners they will be able to sit back and watch their assets grow in the knowledge that in the end they will be charged just 10% or £50-000 maximum of their estate .. i believe that the residential social care under this scheme will be available for just the seriously disabled, those who will need full time care probably at the end of their lives,they may enter residential social care for just months not years , but what of those who do not want to enter residential social care at all , they may have a carer at home spouse, daughter , son or even friends and neighbours . i notice he does not mention help for these people , and will the local authority be prepared to pay for care at home for those who do not have the benefit of a carer at home , or will ANDY rsurrect his national care service for the critically ill to be cared for at home and funded by the removal of benefits such as A.A. - D.L.A. this is one of the reasons why so many on disability allowances voted against this plan ...