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Caring for the future

  • By London Councils

Consultation on Reforming What and How People Pay For Their Care and Support

London Councils supports the principles upon which the Care Bill is based.  Local authorities in London are already starting to plan for implementation in their areas and working together across London where that can add value.  Representatives from London boroughs are also actively engaged in the national implementation programmes.

However, our research has found that the cornerstone of the reform agenda – the introduction of a capped care system and raising the eligibility threshold - will have significant costs on councils both in terms of preparation and implementation.  In addition, other elements of the Bill will create further cost pressures.  The funding identified by government so far for preparation and implementation of the Bill’s reforms is not sufficient to fund these fully.  

You can download the full document below.