The changes to the social care system will help protect people from having to sell off their homes to fund care bills in later life, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
He said the soon-to-be announced proposals were not "the whole solution" but were a "very big step" in making Britain "a great country to grow old in".
The Government will set out plans for the long-term funding of social care in England. Find out how it will affect you and your family...
Elderly care bills are to be capped by the state in a £1 billion move expected to be funded by dragging more people into inheritance tax.