Redesigning the welfare state - time for a new contract with UK citizens?
Panel discussion speakers:
Lord Sutherland, Chair of the Royal Commission into long-term care of the elderly, President Alzheimer Scotland, Action on Dementia and Chair of the English Community Care Association
Anand Shukla, Chief Executive of Daycare Trust
As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Beveridge report, society is crying out for a new settlement.
A chronic shortage of housing, increasing levels of poverty, long term unemployment, poor opportunities for progression, and an unaffordable health service all point to the inevitable conclusion that the current system is need of far reaching reform.
The balance between state, market and community has shifted so markedly and society become so fragmented over those last 70 years, that finding a unifying vision for the future is unlikely to be at all straightforward.