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.

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