18 June 2020

Fragile social care system worsened by Covid-19

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Meera Khanna, Consumer PR Manager
Meera Khanna

Corporate PR Manager - Protection

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Jennifer Gilchrist, protection specialist at Royal London, responds to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) research which shows the financial impact Covid-19 will have on adult social care.

“Covid-19 has worsened an already fragile social care system which is impacting those who are vulnerable the most. Urgent action is needed with the Government taking the lead in developing and enabling an ecosystem of support for individuals as they move through different life stages into their later life.

"We want the Government to deliver a social care plan which includes a cap so no-one will face catastrophic care costs. The plan also needs to support consumers in better understanding their care needs and provide the financial services sector with the ability to design complementary solutions for people who want to supplement state support.”

Notes to editors

The research published today by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) research can be found here.

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Meera Khanna, Corporate PR Manager - Protection

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £138.9 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and 4,126 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2019.