10 July 2012

Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement Villages, said: 

“The long awaited Government White Paper on Social Care Reform offers no new insight or innovation to how we answer the crisis in funding long term care because it continues to support a failed system. Imposing a cap on fees doesn’t address a fundamental truth – as our research has shown, no one wants institutional care in old age.” 

“We have to champion the alternative and sustainable models for living that will better meet the needs and aspirations of those in later life. Extra care housing could be the solution, providing independent living and flexible care as needed, and in private homes. The opportunity exists for us to take the fear out of retirement, to introduce choice, promote independence and help older people stay in control of their lives and finances now and into the future.”