A chronic lack of funding means that over 1 million older and disabled people are going without the care they need, including help to get out of bed, wash and eat – without this basic help they cannot live a decent life.
Pledges to fix the care system have been repeatedly pushed aside by governments for the last 20 years, whilst people go on struggling to find care for their loved ones. Our care system is dangerously inadequate and needs to be reformed.
Government recognises the need for a long term plan. Now it must act and publish proposals for a sustainable solution so we can all receive quality care both today and in the future.