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Care Reforms – Board and Lodging Costs

The cap will not cover the daily living costs (DLCs) for people in care homes, and people will remain responsible for their daily living costs throughout their care journey, including after they reach the cap.


The concept of DLCs is not meant to be a precise science. Local authorities and providers are not required to calculate actual daily living costs for each person in a care home progressing towards the cap. Instead, daily living costs will be set as a national, notional amount of £200 per week, which will apply to anyone who receives care in a care home. Local authority financial support will remain available to people who cannot meet – in full or in part – their DLCs.

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