The business expansion coincides with the Government’s imminent issue of a White Paper on Social Care Reform which is anticipated to overhaul social care funding – an issue fiercely debated in Parliament for over 10 years.
The funding reforms are needed to tackle the impact of longevity rises which will see social care spending hit £23 billion in 2025/26 up £14.6 billion in 2010/11 if reforms are not introduced. On average the cost of care for an individual in the UK is £30,000 a year, but one in 10 faces an annual bill of £100,000.*1
Judith Tunnicliffe, Founder Premier Homecare (25 years NHS Nurse and Health Visitor):
‘Premier Homecare works across both the public and private sector and based on our experience these reforms are long overdue. It is absolutely vital that local authorities, families and individuals plan for sustainable ways to pay for social care in the future. The £1.5 billion NHS under-spend in this area urgently needs addressing to prevent more vulnerable people from being condemned to a life of misery and fear. Companies like ours will be forced to rely increasingly on the private sector unless the social system of welfare funding in this sector is overhauled’.
The expansion will also lead to the creation of 100 Bristol based new jobs for local people over the next 12 months.
When: Friday 22 June 2012 at 1pm
Where: Premier Homecare, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.
Judith Tunnicliffe, Founder Premier Homecare, 25 years experience in the NHS as a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor for older people.
Councillor Glenise Morgan, Cabinet Member for Care and Health, Bristol City Council (Liberal Democrat)
Councillor Alastair Watson, Westbury-on-Trym Ward, Bristol City Council (Conservative)
Case-study: Dr Gill Callow, Bristol GP, her father who receives homecare and his carer
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