Caring for our future: implementing funding reform

Closed 25 Oct 2013

Opened 18 Jul 2013


In February 2013, the Government announced reforms to what and how people pay for their care and support.

We want to give everyone more certainty and peace of mind over the costs of old age, or of living with a disability. We want to end the unfairness of unlimited care costs, and to protect people from having to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for care.

The reforms to care funding are part of a wider programme that will put individuals’ wellbeing at the heart of care and support services, and put them more in control of their lives.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking views on the practical details of how the changes to the funding system should happen and be organised locally. We are interested in hearing what you think about topics such as: 

  • how the capped costs system should work
  • how deferred payments should be administered
  • how we can help people make informed choices about their care and support


What Happens Next

We are keen to hear everyone’s views on all or any of the questions to help us deliver a care and support system designed to be effective, sustainable and fairer for everyone.

After the consultation, the Department of Health will consider all the comments and contributions it has received.

This is a continuation of the conversation begun in our Caring for our future engagement in September – December 2011 and which will carry on right up to implementation of the cap in 2016.


  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Advocacy or support organisations


  • Physical health
  • Health inequalities
  • Well-being
  • End of life care
  • Adult social care
  • Carers
  • Dementia
  • Personal health budgets
  • Health and well-being boards
  • Funding
  • Commissioning
  • Accountability
  • Transition
  • Health scrutiny
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Governance
  • Regulation