This consultation ended 25 January 2017.
Details of outcome
We want your views on regulations which introduce changes to local authority charging for social care and support.
The regulations will amend the existing rules set out in Parts 4 and 5 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
We are consulting on changes which are planned to take effect from the 10 April 2017, including:
- an increase in the amount of money people can keep without having to use it to pay for residential social care from £24,000 to £30,000
- a full disregard of War Disablement Pension in financial assessments for charging for care and support
- a rise in the maximum charge for non-residential care and support to £70 a week
- increase the minimum amount a person in residential social care can keep from their income to spend as they wish from £26.50 to £27.50 a week.