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The value of advice

MPs Norman Lamb and Liz Kendall talk about the adviser’s critical role in tackling the social care crisis, at a later life conference

25 February 2013

“We don’t have to wait for Dilnot before we start advising people better about how to use their resources effectively,” said minister of state for care and support Norman Lamb. Speaking at the Society of Later Life Advisers’ (SOLLA) inaugural conference in January, ahead of the £75,000 cap announcement, the Lib Dem MP urged early action in the change process and focused on the adviser’s contribution.

“It seems to me we should be having much, much earlier conversations as soon as the care needs start to develop,” he said. “And your role in the new landscape that we’re seeking to design is going to be completely critical – you become centre stage because we know people aren’t using resources rationally.”

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