Successive governments have tried hard to find a more sustainable and fairer way of funding adult social care. Since the late 1990s, attention has turned to the way care is funded and to finding a more effective and affordable way of sharing the costs. The issue has acquired political traction as rising property wealth has taken more people above the capital threshold and required more people to fund their care through the value of their assets.
The question of how to pay for care has occupied substantial political, policy, media and campaigning activity in the past 15 years. There have been two independent commissions, three consultations, five White and Green Papers and innumerable reports from think tanks, charities and other organisations.
This timeline shows developments in the social care funding system in England from 1996 to 2013. It can also be found in our paper: Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot
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