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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes
Posted by: Cllr Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 02/11/15 16:17:00

Extracts from an article in the DT:

The Conservatives put a pledge to introduce a 72,000 cap on how much people have to pay before the state steps in at the heart of their election manifesto.

They vowed to bring in the cap from April 2016 to ensure that "no one has to sell their home" to pay for their care.

However ministers subsequently announced that they would delaying the introduction of the cap for four years amid concerns that it will cost 6billion over the next five years.

The government said that it could not afford to make "expensive new commitments like this" at a time of austerity.

When the Conservative's pledged to introduce the cap in their manifesto earlier this year Andrew Dilnot, the economist who originally came up with the reforms, described it as a "watershed moment" for the nation.

He said at the time that the "issue had been ducked by successive governments, leading to an unfair system that has seen people selling their homes and losing nearly everything they have worked for".

The government decided to delay the implementation after the Conservative-led Local Government Association urged it to put the money into the social care system.

It said that the gap between the needs of pensioners and and funding available for social care is "growing by a minimum of 700million a year" and needs urgent attention.

Alistair Burt, the care minister, said: "The proposals to cap care costs and create a supporting private insurance market were expected to add 6 billion to public sector spending over the next 5 years.

"A time of consolidation is not the right moment to be implementing expensive new commitments such as this."

Age UK, the campaigning group for older people, welcomed the government's decision and said it would help stop the care system from "collapsing entirely".

Caroline Abrahams, charity director for Age UK, said: ""The Government is right to delay implementing the cap on care costs as the top priority must be to stop the social care system that millions of older people depend on from collapsing in its entirety.

"At the moment there are growing concerns that the social care system is in a cataclysmic state of decline and unsustainable on its current basis. From this point of view introducing the care cap would have been a distraction."


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      Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 17:02:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 19:10:00 Mark Perry
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 19:56:00 Richard Atterwill
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 20:55:00 Mark Perry
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 21:35:00 Richard Atterwill
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 09:52:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 21:00:00 Susan Kelly
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes01/11/15 21:55:00 Tessa Russell
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 10:32:00 Richard Atterwill
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                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 15:45:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 16:17:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 18:09:00 Richard Atterwill
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes02/11/15 20:32:00 Tessa Russell
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes04/11/15 05:45:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes04/11/15 08:59:00 Richard Atterwill
                                 Re:Care Homes04/11/15 10:06:00 Philippa Bond
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes04/11/15 11:18:00 Brian Coyle
                              Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 00:57:00 Philippa Bond
                                 Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 09:56:00 Susan Kelly
                                    Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 15:41:00 Philippa Bond
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 16:30:00 Richard Atterwill
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 17:26:00 Susan Kelly
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 18:28:00 Richard Atterwill
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 21:32:00 Susan Kelly
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Independent 7 November 2015: Care Home Sector in Meltdown07/11/15 21:45:00 Richard Atterwill
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      Re:Re:Care Homes07/11/15 22:02:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Care Homes08/11/15 10:10:00 Richard Atterwill
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      Re:Re:Care Homes08/11/15 20:57:00 Philippa Bond
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      Re:Re:Care Homes08/11/15 19:23:00 Philippa Bond
         Re:Re:Re:Care Homes09/11/15 12:40:00 Richard Atterwill
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes09/11/15 17:10:00 Susan Kelly
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes09/11/15 22:49:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes10/11/15 08:20:00 Susan Kelly
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes10/11/15 11:08:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Care Homes10/11/15 16:53:00 Susan Kelly

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