Watch: CCN launches major new report on the government’s social care charging reforms

CCN Latest News, CCN News 2022 | 26 May 2022

This week the County Councils Network launched a substantial new report which analyses the government’s adult social care charging reforms at a webinar, with over 250 people attending.

The report provides the first independent analysis of the reforms, which include a more generous means-test, a cap on care costs of £86,000, a move towards a ‘fair’ cost of care, and the ability for people who arrange and fund their own care to ask their local authority to do it on their behalf.

It estimates that the costs of reforms in the nine years from when they are introduced to 2032 could be a minimum of £10bn higher than currently estimated and could create a further workforce crisis in social care, with over 5,000 extra staff projected to be required to carry out extra care and financial assessments for those seeking to benefit from the reforms.

You can watch the webinar where we launched the report, below.

Guest speakers included Nadra Ahmed, the Chief Executive of the National Care Association, Daniel Sperrin, Director at Newton, Richard Webb, Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire Council, and Rachael Shimmin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Council.


Download the report here.