Caring for older people » Liz in the news » liz kendall » National » Social Care »

Liz challenges the Government’s ‘sneaky’ announcement on the cap on care costs

[18/11/2021 | No comment]

Yesterday I spoke to BBC News about the new details we have discovered about how the cap on care costs will work. This small print, snuck out under a cloud of Tory sleaze, shows how much of a con the Prime Minister’s so-called ‘cap on care costs’ really is.

We already know most people won’t hit the cap because it doesn’t cover board and lodging in care homes, and that at £86,000 the cap would still mean many people will have to sell their homes to pay for their care – against everything Boris Johnson promised.

It’s now been revealed that the poorest pensioners will have to pay even more, something Andrew Dilnot – who proposed the cap – explicitly ruled out because it was so unfair. That this Tory Government has failed to be straight with those who’ve given so much to our country is a total disgrace, but utterly unsurprising. Our elderly people deserve better.

Read more in The Guardian and on BBC News.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to Liz's mailing list

RSS Articles Facebook Twitter Follow what I'm doing