When we look to reform the care system in this country, we find ourselves at a quite intolerable starting point. Age UK reported in June of this year that spending on adult and social care had risen by just 0.1% in real terms between 2004 and 2010.
Who should pay for supporting us as we grow old and need care? That was the subject of a Government review headed by Andrew Dilnot that was published this week. The response has been almost unanimously positive, and in some areas, quite rightly.