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Spending on long-term care in OECD countries is set to double, even triple, by 2050, driven by ageing populations. Governments need to make their long-term care policies more affordable and provide better support for family careers and professionals, according to a new OECD report.

Government has failed to protect the vulnerable according to the 17 organisations in the Community and Voluntary Pillar of social partnership.

In its five-point integrated recovery strategy which forms part of its submission for Budget 2011 (launched September 7, 2010) the Pillar argues that this failure must and can be reversed in Budget 2011. The key elements in the Pillar's strategy involve:

There are three documents in this series:

 Report of the Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector

Evidence to support Expert Group Report Vol 1

Evidence to support Expert Group Report Vol 2

The HSE's Service Plan for 2010 reveals the HSE's targets for hospital, community and primary care services.  The failure of Government (not the HSE) to support the initiatives required to provide a comprehensive network of primary care teams across the country means that the healthcare system will continue failing to provid

Full document can be downoaded below. 

This Bill provides for increases in the rates of social insurance and social assistance payments and improvements in Family Income Supplement. It also provides for certain amendments to the social welfare code, as announced in Budget 2009, and includes amendments to PRSI. The Bill also provides for amendment to a number of other Acts, including the Pensions Acts 1990 to 2007, the Civil Registration.

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