In 2009, 18 adult social care service users were brought together to explore proposals for funding social care in the future. This Viewpoint reports their views, including:
- Service users feel that a false divide between social care and health care is perpetuated by conflicting funding arrangements.
- Almost all service users consulted think general taxation is the best way to fund social care.
- Service users reject any withdrawal of existing universal disability benefits, such as the Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance, to fund means and needs tested social care.