A separate poll found that Labour is winning the social media war. Online campaign messages have been seen by 44 per cent of all voters according to the Survation poll for Good Morning Britain, with the Conservatives four points behind on 40.
And on Monday, an additional poll by ICM for the Guardian put the TOries on 47% and Labour on 33% – six points closer than the previous week.
It amounts to a significant concession after the Tory manifesto said proposals from the Dilnot Report on social care, which included a ceiling on the total amount any individual would have to pay, “mostly benefited a small number of wealthier people”.
Speaking in Wrexham, Mrs May accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of resorting to “fake claims, fear and scaremongering” over the impact of her plans.
She said: “This manifesto says that we will come forward with a consultation paper, a government green paper.
“And that consultation will include an absolute limit on the amount people have to pay for their care costs.”
Labour has instead attempted to woo older voters. Corbyn has said he would keep the triple lock, winter fuel payments and free bus passes and would halt planned rises in the retirement age beyond 66 if elected.
“Not satisfied with plunging our social care system into crisis, Theresa May’s nasty party has promised more attacks on older people,” he said at a rally.
“Theresa May and the Conservatives won’t stand up for pensioners, their only concern is their billionaire friends.”