養老金領取者稱社會關懷上限延遲令人作嘔

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養老金領取者稱社會關懷上限延遲令人作嘔

財政大臣傑里米-亨特說,支持該上限的資金將轉給理事會,"在未來兩年內提供約20萬個更多的護理包"。

康納夫人說,她花了四個月的時間才找到一個能夠滿足他需求的家庭,但她相信,如果她的丈夫知道這個費用,他一定會 "大吃一驚"。

"她說:"他一定會很不高興,因為他所有的努力工作和他一直以來的節儉,都是為了這樣的事情而進行的。

"這讓我感到害怕,我不可能讓米克去那裡,"她說。

目前,在英格蘭,大多數擁有儲蓄或資產超過23,250英鎊的人都能支付他們在家裡或護理院所需的所有護理費用。

這已經是護理上限第二次被推遲。當傑里米-亨特(Jeremy Hunt)擔任衛生和社會護理部長時,該計劃原定於2015年推出,但由於護理系統的資金和人員壓力而被推後。


Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said money to support the cap will instead be given to councils "to deliver an estimated 200,000 more care packages over the next two years".

Mrs Conner said it took her four months to find a home able to cater for his needs, but believes her husband would be "aghast" if he knew the cost.

"He'd be so upset that, for all his hard work and how frugal he's been, it is just going on something like this," she said.

"That frightened me and there was no way I was going to let Mick go there," she said.

Currently most people in England who have savings or assets of more than £23,250 pay for all the care they need at home or in a care home.

This is the second time the care cap has been delayed. It was due to be introduced in 2015 when Jeremy Hunt was health and social care secretary, but was pushed back because of funding and staffing pressures on the care system.

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