Cambridgeshire’s Older People’s Enterprise

ALL care in the home is means-tested; about 80% of those in need of care at home do not get it from the state!

ALL care in the home is means-tested; about 80% of those in need of care at home do not get it from the state!

Dot Gibson, National Pensioners Convention general secretary has said: “The establishment of a National Care Service that is universally available to all in need, free at the point of delivery and paid for by all, would end the era of means-testing and unfairness.

“Care in the UK is in crisis. For years it has been the Cinderella service of the welfare state - under funded and overlooked.”

“When education, the NHS and many other public services can be funded by society as a whole - should the care of our most vulnerable pensioners be left to individuals?”

Cambrideshire Older People’s Enterprise call for the proposed care commission to adequately reflect the views of older pople themselves and not just “the great and good, experts” who have no real understanding of how older people live their lives.

All polictical parties should commit themselves to act now to make a national Care Service a reality.

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