The Continuing Care Conference, an umbrella group of insurers, charities
and health providers, has met with MPs and peers in a bid to keep long-term
care on the political agenda.
The CCC told the all-party working group on older people it is anxious for
the Government to address the issue as it is a year since the royal
commission delivered its recommendation on LTC.
It believes the Government has not gone far enough despite fulfilling its
manifesto promise to hold a royal commission.
The CCC says it wants the Government to demonstrate its concern for the
welfare of older people and act on the issue in the comprehensive spending
review this summer.
CCC chairman Dr Chai Patel says: “Today's older people need to know what
care they can expect to receive and how it will be funded. We urge the
Government to use the comprehensive spending review and the promised White
Paper to demonstrate its imagination, fairness and concern for the welfare
of older people.”