Notes to editors
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The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.
The threshold above which people must meet the full cost of their care has been frozen since 2010/11. Since this date, anyone with assets totalling more than £23,250 has been forced to pay the full cost of their care. Had the savings limit for receiving publicly-funded social care been increased in line with inflation it would now stand £2,811 higher at £26,061.