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Delays Announced

The Government has delayed giving all self-funders the right to take advantage of typically lower, council care home rates, following concerns authorities would lack the workforce to implement the change.


Minister for care and mental health Gillian Keegan announced that the Government had dropped its initial plan to extend the right to have your council arrange your residential care – under section 18(3) of the Care Act 2014 – to all self-funders, from October 2023.


Instead it will be applied first to new entrants to care homes, with those already in residential care becoming eligible from April 2025 at the latest.

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