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Think-tank identifies three key failings of social care reform

Government’s failure to successfully reform social care has three key elements, says the Nuffield Trust.

In a think-piece, the organisation says the key factors are financial uncertainty;  lack of political leadership and stability and narrow remit of reform.

For example, under financial uncertainty, the article cites national approaches to social care funding but notes that failure to put in place a sustainable long-term revenue source to fund social care means that social care will be dependent on sporadic injections of money that offer brief respite in a crisis, but do little to enable long-term strategic reform.

Under political mismanagement and instability, the article cites the lack of cross-party collaboration and under reform remit, it notes a general failure to address the underlying issues that are facing the sector, including care homes, in a coordinated way.  


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