This report outlines why pensioner poverty is still an issue
in society today and why we must do more to tackle it.
On 7 September 2021, the Prime Minister announced plans to reform how people pay for adult social care in England, which will be funded through a new Health and Social Care Levy. The proposed reforms will be supported by an investment of £5.4 billion over the next three years. This briefing provides information on the proposals for adult social care, the details of which are set out in the government policy paper, Build back better: our plan for health and social care.
The government’s adult social care proposals, announced in September 2021, are a good step towards reform, if not the giant stride that was needed to genuinely ‘fix’ the system, as the Prime Minister promised. This is a quick guide to how the social care system works now – and how the government’s new plan would change it.