Care cap

Care cap could cost £3.6bn by 2035

12/12/2018

A £36,000 lifetime cap on care costs for older people would cost £3.6bn by 2035, research into the costs and trade-offs of reforming long-term care for older people has revealed.

Un-costed care cap would be ‘catastrophic’, county council chiefs warn

27/07/2018

The introduction of an un-costed cap on social care would have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for local services, county council leaders have warned.

Care cap would cost counties £330m a year, warns research

18/10/2017

The government’s proposed cap on social care costs would cost county councils £330m a year if introduced, new research has warned.

Poorest pensioners paying ‘secret subsidy’ for care

22/01/2016

The families of the poorest pensioners could be subsidising the cost of essential care because councils are ignoring rules intended to protect them from unfair care home fees, according to Independent Age.

Delay of care cap leading to uncertain future for many warns research

13/08/2015

Local authorities have placed a charge on the properties of more than 19,000 retirees in the past five years to help meet the cost of their care, new figures have revealed.

Launch of cap on care costs shelved until 2020

17/07/2015

The Government is to delay introduction of a lifetime cap on care costs by four years, prompting 'outrage' from care and housing providers.

Care Act promises ‘built on sand’ without extra funding

01/04/2015

The Care Act – which comes into force from today – is destined for failure unless the Government commits more funding to the care system, charities are warning.

Councils unable to fund Care Act duties, suggests survey

05/03/2015

Councils do not have enough funding to meet their duties under the Care Act, according to new research.

Councils warn lack of funding could jeopardise care reforms

09/02/2015

Council leaders are warning the government’s efforts to stop people having to cash in their homes to pay for care are under threat due to insufficient funding.

Councils failing to prepare for Care Act research suggests

27/11/2014

The majority of older people in need are more likely to receive disability benefits than help form their local authority, shows new research.

Care costs could equate to value of your home, say experts

20/11/2014

Around half the UK will need to spend the equivalent of the value of their home before they become eligible for Government support to cover care costs, it has been claimed.

Better Care Fund plans branded 'a shambles' by MPs

11/11/2014

Plans to save money by merging health and social care have been blasted as 'a shambles' after it was revealed they have delivered less than a third of the £1bn originally estimated.

New burdens 'must be fully funded'

20/08/2014

The new burdens local authorities will be landed with by the Care Act must be fully funded, London Councils has stressed.

Multi-million pound care bill could hit councils, insurers warn

19/08/2014

Councils face a £1.58bn annual bill as people willing to deplete their wealth to avoid paying for care almost doubles in a year.

Councils warn funding shortfall could jeopardise care reforms

07/08/2014

A lack of funding could jeopardise government plans to cap the amount people towards social care costs, according to a stark warning from council leaders.

Charities criticise Care Act

09/06/2014

Many older and disabled people will be shut out of vital services under the Government’s plans for reform of the care system in England, charities have warned.

Watchdog warns over social care cuts

13/03/2014

Central and local government are unaware how long adult social care systems can cope under mounting pressure, a report has suggested.

Government refuses to lower social care eligibility criteria

15/01/2014

The Government has refused to lower the proposed social care eligibility criteria to 'moderate'.

Surge in calls over care cap will place burden on councils, research suggests

21/11/2013

Councils will see a ‘surge’ of enquiries after the introduction of the £72,000 care cap in 2016, according to new research.

Labour: Social care cap cost fears

15/11/2013

Six out of seven elderly people will die before they reach the Government’s social care cap, Labour has warned.

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