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People in residential care to keep more of their money

18 Oct 2016

Welsh Government plans to double the capital limit used in charging for residential social care

Responding to the Welsh Government's plan to double the capital limit used in charging for residential social care, from £24,000 to £50,000, Tina Donnelly, Director of the RCN in Wales, said: 

“We welcome this announcement. The true cost of care for residents of care homes spans everything from the basics of food, warmth and light through to specialist equipment."

"Funding for long-term care has failed to keep pace with increasing care needs, rising costs, and the resource implications associated with legislation and regulation. Means-tested funding arrangements for long-term care can be difficult for service users to understand and leave many residents having to make a considerable contribution to the cost of their care. There are families having to sell their properties to fund or self-fund."

"The Welsh Government's plan will be welcomed by those in resident care and their families."