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Social care users will be guaranteed a minimum level of council help under new plans

Norman Lamb announces new national eligibility criteria that will let councils keep current levels of access to care and support services.

New national eligibility criteria to be introduced in 2015 will set a minimum threshold that will allow local authorities to keep current levels of access to care and support services, care and support minister Norman Lamb has announced.

For the first time, this threshold will set out the individual needs and circumstances in which every council in England must offer care and support for adults.