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Friday, 1 June 2012

"About Bloody Time"

Rainy day fund to start care for elderly scheme?

St Peter Deputy Kristina Moore
St Peter Deputy Kristina Moore

SAVINGS from the ‘rainy day’ fund or a States loan could be used to kickstart the new long-term elderly care scheme, says a Scrutiny panel chairman.

Responding to the news that the scheme’s introduction will be delayed until 2014, Deputy Kristina Moore says that the delay should allow ministers to rethink how it will be paid for.

The long-awaited scheme is expected to dramatically reduce the amount that the elderly have to pay for long-term care by providing payments to anyone who has lived here for ten years.

It has been designed to stop elderly people being forced to sell their homes and part with their life savings to pay for care.

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