The Department of Health wants to know people’s views on the practicalities of planned changes to care funding, particularly about topics including:
- Implementation of the capped costs system.
- Administration of deferred payments.
- Helping people to make informed choices about their care and support.
“The reforms to care funding are one part of a wider programme that will put individuals’ wellbeing at the heart of care and support services, and put them more in control of their lives”.
The closing date for responses is October 25th 2013.
Caring for our future: consultation on reforming what and how people pay for their care and support. London: Department of Health, July 18th 2013.
Earlier Related Documents of Possible Interest
Beresford, P. and Andrews, E. (2013). Caring for our future: what service users say. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, March 28th 2013.
Gheera, M. [and] Long, R. (2013). Social care reform: funding care for the future. London: House of Commons Library, June 27th 2013.
BBC News Update / Commentary
The dementia tax involving in huge bills for elderly care, resulting in tens of thousands of people having to sell their homes each year, may not be over.
Triggle, N. (2013). Elderly care all sorted? Think again… London: BBC Health News, October 15th 2013.
Triggle, N. (2013). Elderly ‘face £150,000 care bill before hitting cap’. London: BBC Health News, November 14th 2013.
Triggle, N. (2015). Does the (care) cap fit? London: BBC Health News, January 27th 2015.