Call for carers to have vouchers to cover care costs, including telecare (UK)

Speaking at the Quality Care for Older People: funding and finance for the future conference, 8 June, Stephen Burke, Chief Executive of Counsel and Care, urged the Government to extend tax exemptions on childcare vouchers to vouchers for care. Tax breaks for childcare vouchers are increasingly popular among employers and employees. Why not for eldercare? Voucher companies and employers say there is a demand. Vouchers could be used for “that bit of help – gardening, repairs, chiropody and befriending, for example – and on equipment and telecare as well as domiciliary care.” Press release.