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Local Councils raise funding concerns

Posted on Monday, 8th September 2014 by
Solicitors in Stoney Stanton

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Local Councils have raised concerns over plans to cap the amount of money people in England spend on their social care due to a lack of funding.

Recent changes in the adult social care system, caps the amount some people pay towards their care at £72,000. Funding in cases where the cap applies will be the responsibility of the local council subject to the applicant meeting the assessment criteria. It is important at this junction to distinguish between care fees and residential fees which can be misleading.

A poll of 152 councils in England resulted in nine out of 10 expressing concerns over the cost of the new scheme but the government claim councils were get extra money to fund the changes. The cap will be set at £72,000 during a person’s lifetime and will be available to those with the most severe needs. The changes will come into place in April 2016, but from 2015 councils will have to start assessing those who pay for their care themselves. The figure is estimated to be in excess of 400,000.Only those with the most severe needs will qualify. Without an assessment fees paid will not count towards the cap when the new system gets under way a year later.

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