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Silver linings

Following the government’s decision to delay implementation of the second phase of the care act and issues caused by the new LPA forms, Binyamin Ali goes in search of silver linings

17 September 2015

It was not long ago that I attended the launch of Frenkel Topping's charitable foundation, which was timed to coincide with the coming into effect of the Care Act 2015.

Dame Philippa Russell spoke about the societal good the charity would be able to achieve in tandem with a truly progressive piece of legislation.

Alongside her, the then Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, highlighted how crucial the act will be in a country where people living with three or more chronic conditions is expected to rise to nearly three million by 2019.

'This is the existential challenge that our health and care system faces and the system is
not well designed to meet their needs... the work that the foundation does and will do in
the future is of critical importance to those people to ensure that they are financially secure,...

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