The long awaited Dilnot Commission on the Funding of Care and Support set up by the Government last July has published its report today.
Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the Commission said
"The current system is confusing, unfair and unsustainable. People can't protect themselves against the risk of very high care costs and risk losing all of their assets, including their house..."
The main recommendations of the Report are:
Whilst these recommendations are helpful in progressing the debate on funding for care, it is important to remember:
To read the full report go to http://www.dilnotcommission.dh.gov.uk/2011/07/04/commission-report/
The debate is likely to continue for quite some time and until it is resolved you or a family member may continue to pay for care that you are entitled to reclaim. To find out if you (or a relative) could be eligible to reclaim care home fees, please complete the enquiry form or call us on Freephone 0800 054 2386 for a free, no obligation assessment.
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