Rebooting the Cap: Rethinking reform of care funding

Rebooting the Cap
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Date(s) - 27/06/2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Palace of Westminster

The launch of a new report exploring the government’s options for refreshing reform of care funding in England.

Speakers at this event include:

  • Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Health Committee
  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • James Lloyd, Director, Strategic Society Centre
  • Others tbc.

Twitter hashtag: #capreboot

This event is free and open to all; however, registration is required. If you would like to attend please register here

The government has postponed until April 2020 reforms to care funding in England to protect people from catastrophic care costs.

However, since these reforms were announced, there have been significant changes to the context for reform given: new pension rules, the growth of integrated care, the introduction of the ‘social care precept’ and interest by the government in handing Attendance Allowance to local authorities.

The next four years therefore give the government the opportunity to update and refresh its plans for care funding reform, as well as address concerns in the sector at the potential for unintended consequences from the ‘capped cost’ model.

This event will see the launch of a new report from the Strategic Society Centre, made possible by Age UK, exploring why it is the role of the state to protect people from catastrophic care costs, and the options for the government to reboot its care funding reform plans to take account of trends in health and care.

The event will explore:

  • Is it the responsibility of the state to protect people from catastrophic care costs?
  • Does the ‘cap’ need to rebooted to be and if so how?
  • What are the options available to the government to protect people from catastrophic care costs before and after 2020?
  • How can the costs of reform be managed given pressures on public spending?

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