Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care and Busy Bees have come together to develop an innovative and practical solution to help people fund their long term care. This initiative was developed from the successful salary sacrifice scheme for childcare which Busy Bees developed.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:
"Social care shouldn’t be seen in a vacuum. It is staggering how much common ground there is whether people are parents, carers, employees or employers. The salary sacrifice scheme invented by Busy Bees is an excellent means to make care more affordable alongside other ideas including those involving intergenerational aspects. We need to think global but act local and judge on outcomes and whether it delivers".
Care England and Busy Bees both share a passion for crafting solutions to the long term funding of social care and agree on the need for societal solutions rather than political ones in order to bring about change.
John Woodward OBE, Founder President of Busy Bees says:
"Our relationship with Care England will help open up options for intergenerational care. Faced with the demographic time bomb we need to have more money going into the system and a salary sacrifice scheme is one means of bring innovation and promoting opening dialogue".
Martin and John have produced a podcast where they thrash out some issues around the long term funding of social care (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPg2Y0CkLHg&index=1&list=UUSO06k8BcZnvbb...) and call for a healthy dialogue to lead to much needed change.
Martin Green continues:
"We are delighted that Karen Mackay, Head of External Affairs at Busy Bees, will be compering the 2019 Care Pub Quiz".