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THE NEW "NATIONAL CARE SERVICE" ABANDONED - Carers UK Forum

THE NEW "NATIONAL CARE SERVICE" ABANDONED

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Plans to introduce the "new national care service" have been abandoned , the chancellor has decided ( rightly) that the funding for this national care service is far to high , the health minister ANDY BURNHAM will inform the public that the national care service will now be introduced by the year 2015 he will also inform the public as to how it will be funded.
The national care service was going to be funded by the removal of the attendance allowance and the disability living allowance from the over 65`s, that would have raised about 4 billion pounds , however it is thought the national care service may cost as much as 8 billion pounds , the announcement may still remove the A.A. & D.L.A. by the year 2015 but only from new claimants , those with A.A. will continue to receive the allowance but new claims may well be means tested and over a period of time both A.A. & D.L.A. will be unavailable to all over 65`s .

"Plans to scrap disability benefits were aslo dumped , amid fears that carers and disabled voters would punish labour at the ballot box " just as well we told him..

the death tax for residential social care will also be changed so nowt will happen to help the homeowner retain their homes for their childrfen to inherit so for the next 5 years they will have to pay for their residential care ....

to sum up a Royal commission will be set in place and the report will be implemented by the year 2015 just before the next election so nowt will ever happen.


the free personal care at home for 400-000 to 600-000 may still go ahead but even that scheme is as we all know also under funded £400=000 from N.H.S. & £300-000 fom the local authority.
the end of life care for some 1.5 million with cancer on a one 2 one basis with specialist nurses may still be in the Labour party mmanifesto but i for one doubt it .
the memory clinics in every city that will also bite the dust..

we wait now for my old mate ANDY BURNHAM to make the announcement if he can guarantee the retention of both A.A. & D.L.A. he may well secure many votes from the elderly disabled over the age of 65 .....


BUT WHAT WILL THE CONSERVATIVES COME UP WITH NOW- AT THE MOMENT ALL THEY HAVE SAID IS THEY WILL RETAIN THE A.A & D.L.A. AND AN £8-000 INSURANCE FOR THE ELDERLY TO PREVENT THEM FOR PAYING FOR THEIR OWN RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL CARE BY THE SALE OF THEIR HOME ..



BUT AS USUAL NOWT FOR CARERS .......

www.telegraph.co.uk/
I am so pleased that i for one did not give up with my e-mail campaign i must have sent in over 100 e-mails to the so called clever people at westminster, and even more to the media , the live debate for the leaders on sky i`ve sent in dozens of questions mainly re the A.A. & D.L.A. so looks like we dont need to ask them now...
Hang on, George.

The National Care Service isn't dead yet. All they've done so far is scrap the so-called "death tax". We'll know more later today.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... ice-labour

At 12.30pm the full announcement will be available live online:

http://careandsupport.direct.gov.uk/
Nothing for carers but still, better the devil you know, or are you still tempted by the Tories George?
Vicky
CHARLES THIS PARROT IS DEAD THIS PARROT IS NOT ALIVE ..

BUT IT WILL BE UP AND RUNNING WITHIN THE NEXT 4 YEARS= ITS GONE FOR NOW ....

the Guardian article is for the manifesto which will now contain the promise of a review / commission re social care they are lost and have no idea what to do ...

ANDY BURNHAM has confirmed today the national care service will not be implemented within the next parliament ...

the free care at home for the critically ill will be, even that will be underfunded...

I believe the charities and others who have taken part in all the consultations have failed , it is obvious to me that the whole issue needs a royal commission and not a last minute chat with concerned groups , the threat of a "death tax" and the removal of attendance allowance and the disability living allowance from the over 65`s has convinced the Labour party that they are on a vote loser and they are.

On news today one person thought the one off payment would give her "free residential care " she did not realise that the one off payment is for the health care only and she would still have to pay the accommodation costs of her care probably from her state / private pension.

the conservatives said we have 700-000 people (carers) who care for someone over the age of 65 and they need the universal disability benefits ( a.a. & d.l.a.) but if the threat of the removal of both A.A. & D.L.A. has gone i could return to Labour - and after all that is why they have now kicked the care service into the long grass...

ANDY BURNHAM hinted that we should all pay for the national care service as we do for the N.H.S. could that be social care residential care paid for by taxation??
he also said the national care service was "for all" and i thought it was just for the eldely ....
We must have a lengthy debate / consultation re the whole social care / care for the elderly , we have had 13 years and more surely we can wait another 3/4 years for the right result ...
I know some of you may not agree with me but the vast majority of the charity groups who represent both carers and the elderly are out of touch they ask for far to much we then get boged down, lots of little things is useless we need just one or two big things to be implemented.

Social care should begin at home if you have an elderly disabled parent , spouse or child and the family want and can provide the care needed they should be helped to do so.
The national care service was to have been set up to keep the elderly within their own home for as long as possible , but at what cost ? the cheapest way is with a family member not all families can become carers but those that do should be helped carers allowance paid to all who care as long as the care is "full time " respite care and regular checks from N.H.S./ SOCIAL SERVICES should be implemented, obviously if the care becomes to demanding residential care may be req we could then look at the one off payment for those who can pay .
Is it a misprint --- the free personal care at home is now for 50-000 - 60-000 i thought it was for 300-000 + 200-000 or is someone telling porkies .....
yep george lots of pigs flying around one just past me window Image Image Image