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.

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