On Wednesday 1st December 2021 the Government published its White Paper on Social Care. This followed the Prime Minister’s previous announcement that a new social care cap would be implemented from 2023 and no one in England would pay more than £86,000 in care fees during their lifetime.
The new ten-year vision for adult social care outlined in the Government’s White Paper on Social Care aims to provide greater choice for those receiving care and certainty over costs and, for the first time, there will be a limit on the cost of care for everyone in the adult social care system (more detail on this point below) because:
The new cap on care costs will cover fees for personal care including help with washing and dressing. It will not cover living costs such as care home fees, food or utility bills.
The Government’s White Paper on Social Care goes on to say that from October 2023:
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