Social care reform to give peace of mind, says Dilnot
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 report, being published later, will say the threshold should rise to £100,000 and suggest a £35,000 cap on costs would be "fair".
Report author Andrew Dilnot told BBC Breakfast that although the government would be picking up a hefty bill, it would give peace of mind in an area that creates a great deal of fear.
04 Jul 2011
- From the section Health