Like many governments before it, the current government claims it is looking for a long term sustainable to the social care challenge.  I wouldn't put money on anything happening.  

The bottom line is that this Government is sustained by older voters who want a good care system but don't want to pay any more money for it or use their equity (which young people don't and are never likely to have) in their houses to contribute. In essence this cadre of voters want social care to be like the NHS and funded from taxation paid for younger people who are at work and will be until they are 70 plus.  

Interestingly when university education expanded, it was deemed reasonable to introduce loans and tuition fees to cover that expansion.  I didn't hear many people over 65 complaining about its introduction.  

It seems to me that ultimately if we are going to make the health and social care system work effectively we need proper and deep investment in social care, ultimately reducing costs for the NHS. This can only be done by a combination of income and property taxes , at least for a period.  We need a sense of fairness where those people paying increased taxes which will help fund this, see older people releasing equity from their property to pay for a large element of social care.  It's not a vote winner for the over 65s - who in the parlance of the Brexit debate - have a rather cake and eat it mentality towards social care.