22 November 2021
Dunne secures assurance that social care cap includes domiciliary care costs

Philip Dunne intervenes in a debate on the Health and Care Bill amendment on the cap on care costs, to point out that domiciliary care costs are being included within the means tested maximum payment individuals may have to fund, for those who need care in their homes, which at present are excluded.

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)

I am extremely grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Before we leave the subject of the cap, can he just confirm that this proposal includes the costs of domiciliary care, which had not been included under the original Dilnot proposals that are exercising Labour Members?

Edward Argar (The Minister for Health)

My right hon. Friend is exactly right. I am grateful to him for giving me an opportunity to highlight that this improves in this respect on the Dilnot proposals. I put on record my tribute to Andrew Dilnot for his work, but we believe that this is a better package, and, as he highlighted, a sustainable package from a financial perspective.