Laura Sharman 25 July 2022

Oxfordshire becomes latest trailblazer for social care reform

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Oxfordshire County Council has become the sixth local authority to become a trailblazer for the government’s social care reform.

The six local authorities will implement the changes of the charging reform ahead of national roll out in October 2023.

The reforms include the lifetime cap for care costs of £86,000 and a more generous means test to determine financial support from local authorities.

Cllr Tim Bearder, Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member for adult social care, said: 'We know reform in adult social care is needed to remove the unpredictable care costs people face as they get older.

'Oxfordshire is a national leader in adult social care and being a part of this small group of early adopters gives us the opportunity to influence how the programme will be rolled out and share our best practice with national government.'

The six local authorities - Blackpool, Cheshire East, Newham, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire and Wolverhampton - will help the Government monitor progress and identify the challenges with the new programme.

Minister for care and mental health Gillian Keegan said: 'Oxfordshire, along with our other trailblazers will pave the way, ensuring we learn from any insight, evidence and lessons to help providers and local authorities across England in the future. We’re looking forward to working with them to make the ambitious change a reality.'

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