On a day when the future financing of social care is the subject of a new announcement by the Coalition government, Ageing and Society publish our research on how older couples grapple with these matters: Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency Article by Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee, … Continue reading
August is a funny month in UK universities. I wandered into the corridor yesterday to find two young South Korean students waiting patiently in our waiting area, despite being surrounded by closed doors. When I asked whether I could help them, they explained in faltering but perfectly intelligible English that they were undergraduate students from … Continue reading
On the day that the Tory-LibDem Alliance have passed a bill that paves the way for the marketisation of health, I think it’s important to reflect on why universal benefits are so important if we want to see solidarity among our citizens and between generations. More than two years ago, I was invited by Jean … Continue reading
Reading a student dissertation comparing the English long term care system with that of Japan, and wondering *just why every welfare system we create in the UK has to be quite so complicated*?