SCIE Report 57: Crossing the threshold: The implications of the Dilnot Commission and Law Commission reports for eligibility and assessment in care and support

Published: March 2012

Review date: March 2015

This scoping report explores the implications of implementing key Dilnot and Law Commission proposals in respect of assessment and eligibility for publicly funded adult social care. It concludes that this will require a number of complex practical and implementation issues to be addressed. As with other recent programmes of transformation – such as personalisation – history and practice elsewhere suggest that these issues need considerable policy and practice attention if they are to be successful.

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