As part of the Caring for our future engagement process, we also want to hear people’s views on the recommendations made by the Commission on Funding of Care and Support and how we should assess these proposals, including in relation to other potential priorities for improvement.
a. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Commission’s proposals in addressing the problems of the current system? What are the priorities for action coming out of the Commission’s report, including in relation to other priorities for improvement in the system?
b. What are the implications of the Commission’s proposals on other areas of care and support reform?
c. The Commission presented a range of options in relation to some of their recommendations, which would affect the balance between the financial cost to the individual and the taxpayer. These include:
- the level of the cap
- the contribution that people make to their living costs in residential care
What would be the implications of different options on the outcomes which the Commission hoped to achieve?