Barchester Healthcare hosted important debates at all three political party conferences on the subject of funding for care

In partnership with the International Longevity Centre (ILC), the leading – and non-partisan - think tank on longevity and demographic change, the debates were attended by the most influential people in social care in the UK.

The subject of the debates was the recent report by the Commission on Funding Care and Support – which seeks to improve the current system of funding for care.

Dr Mike Parsons, founder and Chief Executive of Barchester Healthcare said: “There was a general consensus, at all of the debates, that the current system is not fit for purpose - it is confusing, unfair and unsustainable; there is a postcode lottery, and all agreed on the need for lasting reform. Of course the real issue now is agreeing on the direction of reform in the current economic climate”

Barchester also sponsored the Care and Support Alliance fringe events at all conferences to further highlight the opportunities the recommendations by the ‘Dilnot Commission’ can bring.