Impact of changes to social care funding/charging on extra care housing post Dilnot

This Housing LIN Briefing considers the impact that the proposed new care funding system will have on housing choices made by older people, including extra care housing. The key question addressed in the paper is what effect, if any, will the new system have on the demand by older people for extra care housing? It seeks to anticipate whether the new funding system contains financial incentives or disincentives to make particular choices.

It is not intended to be guidance for commissioners and providers but summarises what is known about proposed systems, highlights issues and suggests how different stakeholders may behave.