Which? response to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement on funding social care

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which? said:

“The current system of social care is complex, daunting and difficult to navigate, so it’s good to see the Government moving at last to end uncertainty about people’s eligibility for financial support.

“Increasing the eligibility threshold to £123,000 will provide some much-needed financial help to many who are currently faced with paying the full cost of care. But the introduction of a £75,000 cap will still see many using up a large proportion of their assets on care costs.

“Much more must be done to deliver the decent social care system our ageing population depends upon, including a vast improvement in the quality of information and advice available to people planning care. Measures in the Draft Care and Support Bill aimed at sorting this out must be implemented without delay.”

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