Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Options for funding longterm care: the partnership model compared

By Richard Humphries and Julien Forder


This article examines options for the reform of adult social care funding, noting that universal agreement on the need for a new system has not been matched by political consensus on how this could be achieved. The costs and outcomes of some of the principal options for reform are summarised - including a revised version of The King's Fund partnership model and the policy of free personal care - and how these compare with the existing means-tested system if left unreformed. These and other models are not mutually exclusive, and the selection of which options to pursue will involve delicate balancing of political, economic and administrative criteria. On balance, our view is that a revised version of the original partnership model offers the best outcomes in relation to costs, and one that can be blended with other funding options to reflect the changing nature of trade-offs between costs, affordability and simplicity

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Pier Professional
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.5042/qiaoa.2010.0714
OAI identifier:
Provided by: LSE Research Online
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.