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£35k care cap plans 'revived'

There are reports that the Government has revived plans to limit the individual costs of elderly care to £35,000, despite the Health Secretary shelving the recommendations from the Dilnot report last month because of the cost of implementing it.

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Families need more funding, not 'cop-out' loans

Theresa Quinn cares for her mother Violet who has Dementia and Parkinsons. Her 83-year-old mother was forced to sell her home to pay for residential care, but Theresa took her out of the home because she said the care was not good enough.

Theresa says the Government's new White Paper on social care, released today, does not give families more choice and the funding pledges announced are "a bit of a cop-out".

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