Arguably the biggest issue of public concern is how we pay for the care of our most vulnerable citizens. Whose responsibility is this? How do we solve a problem that has for a long time been ‘everybody’s relative but nobody’s baby’? Does the great dividend of our living longer pose an insoluble problem in terms of funding long-term care?
Andrew Dilnot CBE, British economist and broadcaster, talks about the work of the Commission on Funding of Care and Support which he chaired, whose recommendations currently sit somewhere within the corridors of power. Dilnot was director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies before becoming the head of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and now Nuffield College, Oxford. He is widely respected for his intellectual distinction but also for his ability to communicate complex issues in a lively, clear and understandable way”.
In association with Oxfordshire Age UK.