Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Response to Older Peoples Care Survey

Commenting on the Older People’s Care Survey by the Family and Childcare Trust, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:
“This survey exposes how serious a struggle it is for so many families to now find and pay for care for an older relative. Perhaps more worrying still, the study shows it is a family's postcode that so often dictates what experience they will have when it comes to identifying suitable care. Many families are hard pressed to meet the costs, which, remarkably, vary by over 40 per cent depending on what part of the country they happen to live in. The Prime Minister has talked about the need to do more to help British families who are just about managing to get by. There can surely be no better test of the Government's commitment to helping these families than in social care.”