Elderly care ‘on brink of collapse’

A new survey by the charity Independent Age has revealed that chronic under-funding of social care means that older people are ‘increasingly let down’ by the system.

During a survey of 2,000 English adults, 74% support free personal care for those who need it, to help with getting dressed, cooking or shopping. 69% of respondents then said they would be willing to pay more tax to cover the increased personal cost charges.

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→ MIRROR - Older people should get free 'personal care' such as help to cook, clean and shop - and Brits want to pay more tax for it


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