Tag Archives: Caring and Family Finances

Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: Wiggle Room Re-Discovered to Avoid Toxic Dementia Tax (BBC News)

Summary Call it a re-balancing of emphasis, or call it a U-turn, there has been a welcome decision to consider setting an absolute maximum limit on the amount that individuals may have to contribute to their social care needs. The … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Challenges Faced by People Living With Dementia in the UK (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The following report covers results from the latest Alzheimer’s Society’s survey of the views and experiences of 966 people with dementia, 500 unpaid carers and 2,356 adults aged 16-75 in the United Kingdom. The stark costs of the “dementia tax” are exposed. … Continue reading

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Healthy Caring Guide (NHS England / PHE / Age UK / Carers Trust / Carers UK)

Summary NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) and partners (Age UK, the Carers Trust and Carers UK) have released a healthy caring guide, which provides practical advice and information to carers (particularly older carers). Full Text Link Reference New guide gives … Continue reading

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Carers Charged For Support? / Social Care Funding Shortfalls (Carers Trust / BBC News)

Summary Councils are reported to be increasingly likely to consider charging unpaid carers for the support they receive… despite the valuable role these people themselves play in relieving the pressures of growing demand for local health and care services. Such … Continue reading

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Social Care: Paying for Care Home and Domiciliary Care (House of Commons Library)

Summary This House of Commons Library parliamentary briefing explains the means-test which is applied to care home residents and people receiving care in other settings, including home care (care at home) and social care. This document covers personal budgets, the … Continue reading

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Care Costs Cap Delayed = Dementia Tax Prolonged (BBC News / UK Parliament)

Summary Proposals for a maximum £72,000 cap on care costs per person, earlier planned to start in April 2016, have been deferred at least until 2020 and probably indefinitely. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Is the cap on … Continue reading

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