In his letter to the leaders of all three main political parties, Sir Merrick, leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council in London had suggestions for reforming care for the elderly:
We need a solution which includes fair funding and gives individuals' peace of mind; but that also takes account of the Law Commission report and makes the system simpler. Only by looking at the whole picture and bringing all these strands together will we be able to reform the system to secure the transparency and stability that is so desperately needed.
The letter also calls for improved efficiency in reform, including pooled budgets to provide further benefits for individuals.
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