The BBC has reported that the government is looking to set up funding elderly care in a similar way to how the state pension is managed currently. This will be by introducing additional national insurance contributions for the over 50’s, amounting to an extra £300 annually to create a fairer social system, which is currently under huge pressure to cope with the demands of our aging population. At the moment social care is not funded the same from one area to another making it a postcode lottery. People will be able to supplement payments to get a more expensive level of support. Details of the plans will be released in due course. One to follow I think!