Tory social care plans 'fail to tackle' fears
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Tory social care plans 'fail to tackle' fears

Wealthy pensioners will lose up to £300 in winter fuel payments and more elderly people could be forced to pay to be looked after in their own homes under Theresa May's plans to tackle the social care funding crisis.

Sir Andrew Dilnot, who reviewed the social care system for the Coalition government, told Radio 4's Today that the changes "are not bad in themselves" but "fail to tackle the central problem that scares most people".

He says the biggest problem is people are left "helpless" and in a "position of no control".

  • 18 May 2017
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