Social care 'timebomb' means reform is urgent

  • By London Councils

A survey carried out by CELLO mruk on behalf of London Councils found that four out of 10 people who have a relative with social care needs find it difficult to know who to speak to once they are in the system, or to understand what care is free and what needs to be paid for.

It also revealed that most Londoners were not concerned about their future care needs, with only one in 10 expressing ‘great concern’ and a further third being concerned only to some extent.

CELLO mruk carried out a total of 1,011 telephone interviews with Londoners aged 18-64. The sample was representative of the population in terms of age, gender and ethnicity.

The release of the survey results is timed to coincide with the publishing of the government’s anticipated social care green paper – expected the week beginning Monday 16 June 2009.