Fixing our broken care system. Exclusive interview with Norman Lamb

Former Care Minister Norman Lamb speaks to Age Space today just before the Chancellor delivers his Autumn Statement. Calling on the Government to take urgent action to fix our social care system which, he says, is “ living on borrowed time”, Mr Lamb also identifies the role that the wider community must play for real change.

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Real Life Problems

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Help For You

If you're caring directly for a parent or partner, or if you're caring from a distance, this is the section for you. Lots of great information on how to ensure you can cope with caring and have a life.

Finance & Legal

Financing elderly care is potentially a minefield. Along with legal stuff, this section aims to give you all the information you need to ensure your parents get the care they need at a price they can afford; and that their wishes are always respected.


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