Prime Minister Theresa May has backtracked on an election manifesto pledge to abolish a cap on social care costs.
The Conservative government has been forced onto the defensive following an outcry over its proposals for social care.
Leading care stakeholders have given their reaction to the Conservatives social care pledges issued in yesterday’s General Election manifesto.
The National Care Association (NCA) has called on all political parties to commit to social care reform to ensure that vulnerable people are not let down by the establishment.
The Conservatives today pledged to raise the asset threshold from which people have to pay for their elderly care from £23,250 to £100,000 in their General Election manifesto.
The Labour Party’s election manifesto has pledged an additional £8bn for social care over the next Parliament.
Weekly annual nursing fees are now approaching £1,000, according to a new LaingBuisson report.
Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent Care Group and owner of St Cecilia’s Care Service in Scarborough, has issued a personal social care election manifesto.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pledged to crack down on the practice of care homes charging for rooms after residents’ deaths.
A row has erupted between Northumberland County Council and care home providers over fee levels.