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Pilot Councils Selected

The Government has selected five councils to pilot the cap on care costs and accompanying social care funding reforms from next January.

The test authorities are Blackpool, Cheshire East, the London Borough of Newham, North Yorkshire and Wolverhampton and they will implement the reforms nine months before their national rollout in October next year.

The Department of Health and Social Care said the authorities would “generate valuable evidence and insight to help the government to monitor progress, identify challenges and improve understanding of how this will work in practice”.

The five were selected to represent a cross-section of communities.


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