Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Reforming Care And Support In England: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?

Date:
August 5, 2009
Source:
University of York
Summary:
Like other developed countries, England faces the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing elderly population.

A new Government Green Paper, seeking views on the future funding and delivery of care and support services for older and disabled people, draws on research by the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York.

Related Articles


In two reports, SPRU researchers set out what can be learned from the experiences of other countries grappling with the same issues.

Recent reforms in countries as diverse as Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and Denmark show widespread commitments to universal provision for everyone with similar levels of disability, regardless of age or income. They also show that modest increases in contributions to long-term care insurance schemes are politically feasible, as people are aware of the future benefits.

In all the countries examined, central governments play a major role in ensuring fairness. These countries have also often built policies for supporting family carers into reforms of services for older and disabled people.

Indeed, across Europe, family carers provide much more help to older and disabled people than formal health services, but in many EU countries both information about the numbers of carers and services to support them are scarce.

Professor Caroline Glendinning, who led the SPRU research, said: “Unsupported family care can adversely affect health and paid work, so employment and long-term care policies alike need to take account of the work of family carers.

“Across Europe, more research is needed into the contributions made by family carers – and the opportunity costs of those contributions. On the other hand, important principles – universal entitlements to help; equal treatment for those with similar levels of need; and contributions from working age as well as older people – underpin the policies of other countries and could be adopted in England.”

The report, Reforming Long-term Care: Recent lessons from other countries, is available as a PDF.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University of York. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University of York. "Reforming Care And Support In England: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090805113919.htm>.
University of York. (2009, August 5). Reforming Care And Support In England: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090805113919.htm
University of York. "Reforming Care And Support In England: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090805113919.htm (accessed October 25, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Texas Nurse Nina Pham Cured of Ebola

Texas Nurse Nina Pham Cured of Ebola

AFP (Oct. 25, 2014) — An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

Buzz60 (Oct. 24, 2014) — IKEA is out with a new convertible desk that can convert from a sitting desk to a standing one with just the push of a button. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

AFP (Oct. 24, 2014) — A factory in China is busy making Ebola protective suits for healthcare workers and others fighting the spread of the virus. Duration: 00:38 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) — The World Health Organization said on Friday that millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines would start being tested in March. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins