We cannot afford for the cost of social care to be passed on to younger generations

Ruth Porter appears on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show

Ruth Porter debates Polly Toynbee on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show about whether the state or the individual should foot the bill for elderly care. Ruth argues that the welfare state was not intended to pay for care, and that it was intended to be the responsibility of the family. We need a huge cultural shift where saving for one's own old age, whether through buying a house or savings, becomes the norm.

Listen here. Segment starts at 07.44.