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Longevity Bulletin: The social care issue (Issue 14)

How best to provide social care is a question that has not really been settled satisfactorily, yet it is a vital question – and becoming increasingly more so in our ageing societies. Ten years after the Dilnot Commission set out its recommendations on how to improve the system in the UK, we return to the theme and consider various ways to improve the system.

This subject also feels appropriate to consider after our previous bulletin on the coronavirus as, paradoxically, the tragedy of how the pandemic affected care homes has helped to bring this issue more into the public eye.

Issue 14 of the Longevity Bulletin explores the topic of social care from a number of different perspectives and examines:

  • To care or not to care? – an overview of the issues from an actuarial and a personal perspective
  • Continuing care retirement communities – can these still be viable in the post-pandemic world?
  • A broken system – an examination of the system in the UK, and the difficulties of achieving inter-generational fairness
  • Resilience and technology adoption among older adults – can the ‘age-tech’ sector teach us how to combine care and independence?
  • Rethinking elderly living after the pandemic – what are the lessons from Singapore, in particular, as to better ways to care for the elderly?
  • Recent developments – some of the CMI’s most noteworthy releases of 2021.

Contributors to this issue are drawn from a range of fields, from the actuarial world to technology and epidemiology. Each brings a thought-provoking and expert perspective to the topic under investigation

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