|Department||Customer and Local Services|
|Type of consultation||Green paper|
|Deadline for comments||31/03/2010|
About the consultation
The total cost of providing care is likely to double by 2026 to about £110 million a year (at 2009 prices), increasing to about £155 million by 2036.
This is taking place at a time when there will be many other competing demands on the public purse.
The Strategic Plan published by the Council of Ministers identified the need to plan for the ageing population as a key priority - with the funding of long-term care one of the principal challenges in this area.
The green paper suggests 4 main options on how to proceed, alongside possible ways of providing the funding. The issue is one that potentially affects us all and the Minister for Social Security is keen to hear your views.
Your responses to the consultation will inform firm proposals that will be published as a white paper later this year.
Both the full consultation document and a shorter summary document are available online. A large print version of the summary document is also available.
Download a short summary of the consultation (size 1.96mb)
Download a large print short summary of the consultation (size 1.34mb)
Download the full consultation green paper (size 365kb)
How to submit comments to the consultation
You can contribute to the debate by completing the questionnaire online. This takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please be aware that you have to finish the questionnaire once you have started it. You can't go back at a later stage.
If you prefer, you can print the questionnaire and post it to us. Large print versions of the summary document and questionnaire are also available.
Long-term care survey questionnaire on Survey Monkey website
Download long-term care questionnaire (size 321kb)
Download large print long-term care questionnaire (size 324kb)