2016 is too late for care funding - Lord Warner

The elderly care system needs more money now and needs an independent review, according to Lord Warner, who drew up the initial plans for care home fees to be capped.

Voicing the concerns of many who felt that help was needed before 2016, Warner , who was formerly a member of the Dilnot commission, said: "Promising a brave new future under this Bill without adequate funding for implementing the new system would be a cruel deception to inflict on many vulnerable people."

The Labour peer claimed that inadequate funding for care services was responsible for the current crisis in accident and emergency (A&E) departments across the country.

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