Geoffrey Bostock full time carer for his wife
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Social care: "Carers saving the system"

The government is setting out its White Paper on social care later, amid calls for greater clarity on how it plans to fund the system in England.

The government has said it agrees in principle with the idea of capping how much people have to pay but it will not explain how or when this will happen.

Instead it will focus on promising more equal access to council care for elderly and disabled people.

Geoffrey Bostock a full time carer for his wife, says carers need somebody to recognise the cost of providing full time care. He also wants recognition for "in effect saving the system".

  • 11 Jul 2012
  • From the section UK