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Care system needs urgent reform, says charity group

A year after the Dilnot Commission's report into the funding of long term care was published, a group of charities says government plans for reforms of the social care system are long overdue.

Currently if a person has more than £23,000 in savings and needs help with basic tasks like eating, washing or dressing they have to pay the full costs of care.

Emily Holzhausen, from Carers UK, which is part of the Care and Support Alliance, told BBC Radio 5 liveMorning Reports that nine out of ten people are unhappy with that arrangement.

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  • 04 Jul 2012
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