So this is the latest bright idea for the social care reform plan but from what I have heard and seen during the day, there is one question to which I have not seen the answer.
If one of a married couple needs residential care at the end of life, he/she has the option to 'borrow' money from the state to pay for it, and this is then repaid, with interest, after death from the sale of the home. My question is, what about the spouse still living in the house? Are they made homeless so that the house can be sold or is the sale deferred until they too die?
When I was still working, I used to tell colleagues of a similar age that, by the time we were old, the government of the day would have introduced compulsory euthanasia - and they would laugh. Are any of us laughing now at the prospect of what awaits us in our twilight years?