The £86,000 Care Cap Promise in Practice - A Live Workshop with Cate Searle
In September 2021, the government announced its long-awaited plan for adult social care reform in England, which includes the introduction of a lifetime ‘cap’ of £86,000 to take effect from October 2023.
The term ‘cap’ suggests that no-one who receives care and support should have to pay more than that sum in their lifetime, but as is often the case, and as borne out in media coverage, the devil is in the detail.
This new virtual classroom seminar is for people who are already advising clients about the current paying for care rules and social care means testing.
You will work through case studies and calculations to analyse how the changes will impact your clients and what advice you need to be giving now - even though the new regime will not start until October 2023.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The main differences between the current paying for care rules and the new care cap rules
- How to calculate how much your client must pay before they qualify for the £86,000 cap
- How the local authority will calculate your client’s personal budget figure
- The Care Act 2014 eligibility criteria and outcomes
- Top up payments for care homes when your client’s personal budget is insufficient to cover the weekly care home fee
- Funding the shortfall in a care at home package when your client’s personal budget is insufficient to cover the true cost
- Challenging local authority decisions about inadequate funding
- Topics and tensions - property disregards, deferred payment agreements and deprivation of assets
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.