With another green paper consultation on the cards, Richard Walsh examines the state of NHS funding, whether we're at a tipping point and the key questions that need to be addressed when covering social care costs.
Result of Theresa May's reshuffle
Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle re-appoints Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary but with responsibility for Social Care rolled in.
Scheme to help carers of disabled people build better state pensions failed to reach 97% of target group, a Freedom Of Information reply from DWP has revealed.
Research by Royal London into care funding has found a huge variation in both the amount councils would be willing to pay towards care home costs and the extent to which people have to 'haggle' with their local authority to obtain a good deal.
The majority (73%) of over-45s have not planned or spoken with family about care in later life and are confused about government policy, research from Just has found.
First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018.
'Last big unpooled risk citizens face'
15% of people saving monthly for care
As a result of significant increases in life expectancy, an additional 71,000 care home places will be needed for older adults spend with substantial care needs, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Will introduce a cap on cost of care
Plans to make greater use of 'deferred payments' to claw back social care costs from the value of the sale of a family home could fail unless the existing 'deferred payments' system is improve, Royal London has warned.
Theresa May is reportedly putting long-term care at the heart of the Conservative manifesto so that pensioners will not have to pay more than £85,000 for their social care costs, according to reports today.
Sir Andrew Dilnot has revisited Britain's long-term care system, describing it as 'absolute chaos' while discussing implications and reforms for the government, insurance market and pensioner benefits.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced a further £2bn for social care funding as well as a Green Paper on social care. Fiona Murphy rounds up post-budget views from financial services.
The government has pledged £2bn extra for social care as a Green Paper on social care funding will be published later this year.
Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further deep cuts to services such as social care, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Introduce 'Care Isa' - Ros Altmann
The government is encouraging councils to raise council tax to fund long-term care. Richard Walsh discusses the problems with this and alternative means of funding.
AXA has reached an agreement with Age UK to acquire its telecare business.
Almost one in six British workers (16%) have had to take time off work, or work irregular hours, to care for an elderly relative, new research has revealed.
Partnership Assurance has completed its merger with Just Retirement creating JRP Group plc.
Partnership has launched a new guide for advisers who are considering operating in the long-term care market.
Westfield Health has invested in 3rings - the elderly care tech start-up showcased by serial entrepreneur Steve Purdham on Dragons' Den.