Former CQC chief urges Government to be brave in Social Care Green Paper

Sir David Behan

Former CQC Chief Executive Sir David Behan CBE has called for the Government to present bold social care funding solutions in its Green Paper.

Sir David told The Telegraph that the Government should use the “wealth” of baby boomers to pay for their elderly care through their homes, savings or pensions.

The former CQC head added that people of working age should make compulsory social insurance payments to cover their elderly care costs.

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The option is believed to be one of six proposals being considered by the Government for its Green Paper, which is due for publication in December.

Sir David said: “Government in my view has not been brave enough in making the decision to reform the system. If you look at Japan and Germany they’ve reformed their system.”

Both Japan and Germany have adopted a mandatory payment system to cover for the costs of elderly care.

Sir David was speaking after having recently stepped down from his post as Chief Executive of the CQC (see BREAKING NEWS: CQC Chief Executive Sir David Behan to step down).

HC-One announced this week that Sir David had joined its Board as Non-Executive Director (see Former CQC head, Sir David Behan, joins HC-One).

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