Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process.

In this video, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, covers:

  • the discussions that took place from 15 September – 2 December as part of the Caring for our future social care engagement and thanks everyone who took part, either by submitting feedback, by emailing or posting comments, or by attending and/or hosting events
  • what the discussion leaders have told the Government about their vision and priorities for the social care system
  • the next steps for social care reform
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6 Responses to Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

  1. Kaylie says:

    Your answer lifts the ientllignece of the debate.

    • Tim Sanders says:

      For the attention of the people who make this content and publish it on the DH website:

      I couldn’t find on the DH website any written information equivalent to this video; if it is available, then a quick link to the written equivalent would be very useful. I couldn’t find any proper subtitling of the video either – only the automatic Google version which gets most things wrong and sometimes amusingly so (eg. there was a phrase “Why pay more ?” which I assume was meant to be “White Paper”). That means people with hearing loss, and people using work computers which don’t have sound, can’t get up to date with this. Thanks for considering this point.

      • webteam-rr says:

        Thanks for your comments Tim. We currently write a summary under the video rather than including subtitles so that people with hearing difficulties, or those not able to listen to the sound can read about the videos content. We are always looking to improve how we do this and welcome feedback. We will look into writing a longer, more comprehensive summary for future videos.

        All the content Paul Burstow refers to can be found here:

      • Emili says:

        Looking at it another way, Dilnot psreoops that all elderly people pay more tax so that (a) those with a lot of money don’t have to spend all or a lot of it on their care (the cap ) and (b) those with not very much money don’t have to spend any or as much of it on their care. And of course those with no money still get all their care free. Anyone see that this means inevitably the middle get squeezed even more?Why should I (who rent) have to pay more tax so the well off can leave more money to their children (or increasingly, with life expectancy rising) their grandchildren?

        • Albina says:

          i have a family eebmmr in a nursing home, where i have had a lot of problems with the staff, clothes missing all the time, pads, no toileties in bathrooms, left in her room, not checked enough time, as she fallen alots in a week. no alarm bell cord, in room.doesn’t matter how many times, i talk to them , to sort things,out, it goes on deaf ears. and what ignore me, is half the staff don’t speak english, as first language. and why, can’t the councils, nhs pay for my nan’s fee’s. she has no money or saving. but they take every penny she get from her pensions. his is a unfair country. our older family eebmmrs are getting sod all of help. it make’s life not worth living when u reach your 70 s onwards.

  2. Venessa Gerton says:

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