Public confusion rife on social care reform and spending cap

"Completely the wrong end of the stick"

John Brazier
clock • 2 min read
Public confusion rife on social care reform and spending cap

Public confusion of the Government’s proposed reforms to social care is “rife” according to new research, leaving many with the "wrong end of the stick."

Research carried out on behalf of retirement specialist Just Group among 2,000 UK adults found that two in five respondents, representing around 22 million people, did not understand the reforms, particularly around the social care cost cap. Meanwhile, two thirds (66%) of people surveyed could not currently identify the level at which the proposed cap on social care spending - the limit at which Local Authorities will meet costs incurred - which is set at £86,000. Initially announced In...

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