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Cap on care costs: 1 week to have your say on the Care Act 2014

Last chance to take part in consultation on the cap on care costs and appeals, which is open until Monday 30 March.

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The consultation seeks views on changes to the way care and support is funded, through the introduction of a cap on care costs. It also asks for comments on proposals for a new system of appeals.

This is the last chance to have a say on how this legislation should work before it comes into force. We would like views from people with experience of care and support - from those with needs for care and support, and their carers, as well as the professionals who are responsible for delivering and commissioning care.

The cap protects working age and retired adults from care costs rising above £72,000.

So far, the questions around the cap on care costs for working age adults and measuring what counts towards the cap are attracting the most comments.

See the online consultation to find out more, read what others are saying and comment on the proposals.

Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, said:

I urge you to take part in this consultation. There are many details to thrash out. We need your views, your expertise and certainly your help to make these reforms a reality.

The Care Act 2014 is a shining example of policy and legislation developed and fine-tuned through full and frank conversations, not just with those working in or with the health and care system, but the people it exists to serve.

Published 23 March 2015