Crossing the threshold: the implications of the Dilnot Commission and Law Commission reports for eligibility and assessment in care and support

Scoping report that explores the implications of implementing key Dilnot and Law Commission proposals in respect of assessment and eligibility for publicly funded adult social care.

It explores the Dilnot Commission‟s recommendations, and those of the Law Commission, for a new model of assessment and a national eligibility threshold for publicly funded adult social care in England. It also discusses the implications for these processes of establishing limited liability for individuals by the proposed capped lifetime contribution of £35,000 for people paying for care.

The report is intended to bring critical analysis to these important issues, and concludes that if major change is to be introduced, successful transformation will depend on a number of policy and practice issues being addressed.

Author: 
Melanie Henwood
Publisher: 
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Published: 
2012
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