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Social care reforms – open thread

Jeremy Hunt is due to confirm the pre-announced details of Social Care reform later today.

The BBC summarises what’s known about the proposals here:

The government is due to announce its “fully-funded solution” to the problem of elderly people in England who cannot afford social care.

It is expected to include a £75,000 cap on the costs people pay for care and a rise in the threshold for means-tested support from £23,250 to £123,000.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said the “scandal” of many people selling homes to pay care bills must be tackled.

Do these proposals go far enough?

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  • User AvatarRoger Roberts 26th Jan - 8:17am
    Not at all ! Just that Alf sees everything in black and white whilst so many policies etc are in shades of grey ! The...
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    Alex Sabine, Your argument rests on the faulty premise that money and debt is somehow real, when it is not, except at the level of...
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    What Andrew Suffield said.
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    MBoy - I was explaining the argument not agreeing with it.
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    Eds: Please feel free to remove the comment of mine directly above that has all the unintended bold type! Resubmitting it here. @ Tsar Nicholas...
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    Woah, sorry, obviously I didn't close the bold type there! That's where an edit tool would come in handy ;-)