In the context of the Government’s spending review 2015/16, Age UK / Ipsos Mori conducted a poll into the issues about which the over-50s have concerns regarding how the Government is perceived as treating older people. Over half (56%) of survey respondents said that they thought older people are treated badly by the Government, of which two-thirds cited poor care as one main reason for this view.
Age UK offer their analysis of the situation.
Two thirds of poll cite poor care as reason why they feel older people are being treated badly by the Government. (Age UK).
Joint £3bn Commissioning Plan Between NHS and Councils for Social Care
The NHS budget in England has been protected, but the health service has been encouraged to offer more help to councils with social care. Overall, the NHS budget will be £110.4bn in 2015-16, which represents an annual rise of 0.1%; £3bn of this will be set-aside in 2015-16 for integrated services.
Triggle, N. (2013). £3bn a year to develop seamless health and social care. London: BBC Health News, June 26th 2013.
This relates to:
NHS England’s Favourable Response to Spending Review
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England, applauds the health and social care integration fund, and the overall settlement for the NHS, as announced in the spending review 2015/16.
NHS England response to Spending Review 2015/16. London: NHS England, June 26th 2013.
Carers UK’s Response to Spending Review
Carers UK has published the following briefing which explains the relevant announcements in the spending review and offers a balanced assessment of their likely implications for carers / families with caring responsibilities.
Spending Review 2013: what it means for carers. London: Carers UK, June 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].