Government social care reform plan receives poor reception

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Government social care reform plan receives poor reception

Almost four in five (79%) Brits view the government’s social care reform plan in a negative light, according to AJ Bell research.

The reforms, originally announced in September last year, will see a total of around £1 billion spent on improving social care house, technologies, training and services provision over the next 10 years. Funded by the Health & Social Care Levy, effective from April, the reform will also see lifetime costs capped at £86,000 and means-testing threshold rise to £100,000, although financial costs of living in care homes will not count towards the cap. However, AJ Bell found that in a survey of...

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