A Cap that Fits: Getting reforms to care funding right

A Cap that Fits
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Date/time
Date(s) - 10/09/2013
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location:
Strategic Society Centre


A public debate on how the government should reform England’s care funding system in 2016.

Speakers at this event will include:

  • Jane Vass, Head of Policy, Age UK
  • Andrew Cannon, Managing Director, Bupa Care Services
  • James Lloyd, Director, Strategic Society Centre
  • Chair: Josephine Cumbo, Financial Times

 Twitter hashtag: #capthatfits

Reforms to cap people’s care costs are due to be implemented across England in less than three years, and the government recently launched a consultation on how to do this.

The consultation period provides an important opportunity to address key issues around the ‘capped cost’ model and ensure the best reforms possible are introduced in 2016.

This event will see the launch of a new publication on these issues and explore how policymakers can address some of the key challenges confronting the reforms, including:

  • Most people who reach the ‘cap’ will continue to pay for their care costs;
  • Self-funders in residential care will take between three and 10 years to reach the ‘cap’, depending on location;
  • Few people who spend down their capital to £118,000 will be entitled to council support;
  • Politicians of all parties now want to blur the boundaries of health and social care funding in order to achieve the benefits of integration.

The event will begin with presentations from a panel of expert speakers before opening up for an audience discussion.

This event is free and open to all; however, registration is required.

This event is part of a project on the future of care funding in England, made possible by the kind support of Bupa Care Services.

You can view the slides for this event below:

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