Social care funding faces overhaul in Dilnot report
Social care costs in England should be capped so people do not face losing their assets, a review is to say.
Council-funded home help and care home places for the elderly and adults with disabilities are currently only offered to those with under £23,250 of assets.
The independent Dilnot report, being published on Monday, will say the threshold should rise to £100,000 and suggest a £35,000 cap on costs would be "fair".
Chris Buckler reports.
04 Jul 2011
- From the section Health