What is the best way to fund social care?
Demands for care have been rising as people live longer, and costs have been escalating. The funding options put forward by the government all involved the state providing a basic level of funding, which could be topped up by personal contributions, an insurance scheme or a compulsory fee.
However, a compulsory charge is opposed by the Conservatives, who called one proposal for a levy on estates a death tax. They are adamant people should not be compelled to pay, and instead back a voluntary insurance scheme.
Councillor David Rogers, of the Local Government Association, said: "We need a new system and that will inevitably be a combination of tax revenue and individual contributions in some form."
How should social care for adults be funded? Should it be a voluntary system or should there be a compulsory charge? Have you or your relatives been forced to sell your home to pay for social care?