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Welcome to the Care in the UK message board. Throughout January, You and Yours, along with Woman’s Hour, will be examining social care – the care of elderly and disabled people – which has been described as one of the biggest unresolved issues of our time. As more of us live longer we're starting to realise that longevity comes at a price. It has been compared in scale with the pensions crisis.
On Monday January 7th at midday You and Yours will be launching the Care in the UK season with a special programme. We’ll be talking to the key figures including the minister Ivan Lewis, Niall Dickson of the King’s Fund thinktank and social services spokesperson John Dixon.
On January 14th we will be unveilling a Care Calculator on this website and a questionnaire which will help you to contribute your thoughts to the national debate surrounding how social care is provided and funded.
During the month we will be looking at many different aspects of social care including the history of care, alternatives to the conventional residential care home, how other countries organise their social care and how care businesses have changed over the last 20 years.
You will also be able to hear Tony Robinson and actress Laura Linney talk about their own experiences of social care.
On this message board you will be able to discuss the issues you hear on the programmes. Feel free to share your feelings, offer support and describe your experiences.
Victoria, You and Yours Team
Worcestershire M.E. Support Group