Hillary Breakwell and her mother Kate
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Social care in England 'under pressure and in crisis'

Social care costs in England should be capped so people do not face losing large chunks of their assets, an independent review says.

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 Dilnot report said the threshold should rise to £100,000 and a £35,000 lifetime cap on costs would be "fair".

Alison Holt reports.

  • 04 Jul 2011
  • From the section Health
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