Long Term Care

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2010 Retired Members' Conference
15 June 2010

Conference will be aware that in a White Paper in March 2010, the former Labour government announced plans to establish a national care service free at the point of need, but delayed decisions on how to fund it until after the election.

Conference notes that the new Coalition Government has scrapped this White Paper and given a commitment to establish a new independent commission to advise on the future funding of long-term care. The Commission are likely to consider a range of ideas including a voluntary insurance scheme and a partnership scheme.

Therefore Conference requests that the National Retired Members’ Committee reiterate the view in any evidence gathering exercise by the Commission that our preferred option continues to be a service that provides care to all in need, free at the point of delivery and funded through general taxation.