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11th July 2012
The UK Government has today [July 11] announced it cannot yet commit to bringing in the cap on social care costs proposed after a major review last year.
The Dilnot Commission proposed there should be a £35,000 cap on social care costs that individuals must pay - to avoid people having to sell their homes to pay for care.
However the announcement that the cap plan was being delayed - unveiled alongside a White Paper and Draft Bill setting out other changes to social care in England - has disappointed many who'd campaigned for it.
Ministers say they need to explore cheaper options first due to the current financial climate. These include:
Other proposals announced by UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley included:
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