Why free personal care?

  • The current care system is leaving 1.4 million older people without the support they need for basic everyday tasks
  • Whilst people with cancer get free treatment on the NHS others with dementia are being forced to sell their family homes to pay for their care
  • With free personal care everyone who needs support with simple but important activities like getting out of bed, getting washed, or cooking food would get the support that they need.
  • Free personal care has already been proved to work in Scotland where it was introduced nearly two decades ago

Free personal care would:

  • Make care free at the point of use like the NHS, giving certainty and security when you need it most
  • Ensure everyone gets the care they need
  • Reduce the risk of people having to sell their family home to pay for care
  • Massively reduce the number of older people stuck in hospital waiting for care to be organised and save the NHS money
  • Give struggling families the chance to spend more quality time with their loved ones
  • Help build a fairer society that cares for everyone

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