Throughout the debate that has been raging on the future of social care, it is often said that ‘it is a matter for celebration that people are living longer’. Indeed, this is the first line of Professor Andrew Dilnot’s ‘Fairer Care Funding’ report.
But social care is not simply about providing care for older people. It is also about ensuring that the needs of all working-age UK adults with social care needs related to a disability are met in a fair, sustainable and high-quality way. A real success of Dilnot’s report is the fact that he directly tackles the issues of providing care to working-age disabled people, and many of his conclusions should be welcomed….