Andrew Dilnot, who reviewed social care for coalition, expresses alarm at proposal that will mean elderly are ‘completely on their own’

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Dilnot said: “I’m very surprised that there is such specific information that appears to be new thinking, that I’d argue shows a less than full understanding of the problems.”

The Dilnot commission proposed a general cap of £35,000 on the amount an individual would have to pay for their own care costs during their lifetime. By contrast, the Conservative plan proposes a floor on an individual’s savings and assets, including their homes, of £100,000, above which they must pay.

Dilnot said such an approach failed to “tackle the biggest problem of all in social care, which is that at the moment people are faced with a position of no control”.

via Tory social care plans will leave people helpless, says former adviser | Politics | The Guardian

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