This is a must-read article from the Telegraph. Check it out!
This story highlights the crisis in caring for the aged in the UK. Where, until recently, there was support from local government, now the responsibility falls on the children of the aged – often these children are approaching retirement.
Of course, the other aspect of the crisis is that whilst people are caring for aged parents, they are unable to work, so there’s a double financial burden:
With George Osborne about to announce his latest Budget to the UK parliament this week, once again, I worry deeply about about the abuse of austerity. Osborne has used the bacon-slicer which has cut public services but has been slow to effect genuine reforms that would genuinely reduce costs whilst maintaining public services.
Let me ask an open question:
In your view, are there more effective policy options for old age care in the UK?