Breakfast Seminar: Commissioning social care for older people in a post-Dilnot world

Join us for the launch of a new guide to self-funding for older people, where you will hear from leading experts about how health and wellbeing boards and health and social care commissioners can tackle the self-funders challenge.


In response to the Dilnot report, the government has committed to introduce a cap of £72,000 on total self-funder care costs and to increase the upper means test threshold to £118,000 from April 2016. Now, local authorities will need to work with people who previously would have been off the council’s radar and new mechanisms will have to be developed for councils and individuals to work together to agree care needs and costs.

Legal obligation, the risk of avoidable health care costs, and the need for synergy between personal budget holders and self-funders are just some of the reasons why health and wellbeing boards and health and social care commissioners should put self-funders at the top of their priority list. At this seminar, you will hear about the different ways in which leading local authorities and others are working with self-funders to enable them to best meet their own needs. We will also discuss the key areas that commissioners should focus on to enable people to move from self-funding to being partly, or wholly, state supported.


  • Naomi Snell, Head of Local Authority Development, Partnership
  • Vic Rayner, CEO, Sitra
  • Clive Miller, Associate in Health and Social Care, OPM
  • Deborah Rozansky, Principal, Organisational Development and Policy in Health and Social Care, OPM (Chair)

More info

The seminar will be held at Body & Soul, with breakfast served from 8.00am (for an 8.30am start) and the event will be finished by 10.30am. If you have any special access or dietary requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

For more information please email or call Rosie Keefe on 020 7239 7816.