Care and support funding commission launched

On 20 July, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley announced the first step towards creating a sustainable care and support system for all adults in England, with the establishment of the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support.

This independent Commission will make recommendations to the Government on how to achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system. A lot of work has already been done in this area, and the new Commission will build on existing academic research, international experience and public consultations.

The Commission is chaired by economist and broadcaster Andrew Dilnot CBE, Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He will be supported by two further commissioners – Dame Jo Williams is acting Chair of the Care Quality Commission and has over 30 years of experience in local government. Lord Norman Warner is a former health minister and was Director of Social Services for Kent County Council.

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