Tories say their proposals would cap the cost for people who need long term care

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

With a general election probably just a few months away, the Conservative Party has launched its own policy on lng term care, and has sharply criticised the present government for destabilising the sector. If elected to government the Conservatives would: – guarantee that no one would be compelled to sell their home to finance their long-term care; – implement a scheme by which people who self-financed the first three years of their long-term care would be guaranteed free long-term care by the Government beyond those three years, regardless of their assets; – instigate a full and extensive review into all long term care regulations, abolishing those considered unnecessary and which do nothing to enhance quality of care; – boost the role of informal carers by expanding the provision of respite care so more carers could continue to support loved-ones at home, and enabling them to remain in their own home. The Conservatives say the annual cost of the policy is expected to be a maximum of £500 million. “At the m

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