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Care costs cap

By 26th February 2015Paying for Care, Uncategorized

Very interesting You&Yours on Radio Four last week about the Care Act and how it will affect people. A caller had been trying for weeks to ascertain from the local authority when and how he ought to be recording the care costs his relative was incurring so that they knew when they had reached the £72,000 ‘cap’, ie the point at which the government starts to pay for care. Weeks of banging his head against a brick wall with the health professionals was resolved in two seconds when the expert on the panel pointed out that this care cap does not come in until April 2016. Additionally they highlighted the need for the implementation of the Care Act to be properly funded! Another helpful and pertinent programme from Radio Four.