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How to fund social care

After Philip Hammond's announcement in his Spring budget of an extra £2 billion for social care, concerns remain over previous cuts as the older population continues to rise faster than all other groups. The Policy Exchange network explains why we need a re-think of policy - read more below.

Does your employer know you are a companion carer?

Working carers juggle work and caring every day - sometimes the strain is too much and something has to give. Many working carers are older workers whose experience and talents are lost to the economy during times of care crises. Could more awareness raising with employers help them to identify the 'hidden carers' in their workforce and take positive action, such as flexible working, to retain them?

Will Carers benefit from Jeremy Hunt's new social care announcement?

A cap on social care contributions and a more generous means test are set to be introduced at a cost of £1 billion - but who will benefit and how will it impact on carers in the current climate of austerity and local authority care cuts?

IT Revolution? Not on your Nellie

Can we help ensure the IT revolution makes the elderly less not more dependent on their carers?

When is a pension not a pension?

Maybe this idea of getting pensioners looking after each other before they can get their mits on their cash should be given some further scrutiny.