It's time for 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

Take action now

Politicians in Westminster have consistently failed to act, so we are calling on local politicians to support free personal care and keep up the pressure on the government.

Join our campaign by contacting local politicians in your area and asking them to pledge today.

Come to one of our events

As part of our campaign, we are hosting events across the country and we would love to see you there. At the events, we will be explaining how Independent Age runs campaigns and talking about how our campaign for free personal care will benefit older people. There will then be an opportunity to take part in our campaign by adding your name to a letter to local councillors asking them to support our call for free personal care.

Friday 5th April – Gosport (co-hosted with Gosport Older Persons Forum)

  • Where: Gosport Borough Council Offices, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EB
  • When: 10.00-12.00

Thursday 25th April – Gateshead (co-hosted with Gateshead Older Persons Assembly)

  • Where: Deckham Village Hall, Split Crow Road, Gateshead, NE8 3UB
  • When: 1.30-3.30

Friday 26th April – Jarrow

  • Where: Perth Green Community Centre, Inverness Road, Jarrow, NE32 4AQ
  • When: 10.30-12.00

Friday 26th April – Middlesbrough

  • Where: The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 4RY
  • When: 2.30-4.00

Monday 29th April – Telford (co-hosted with Telford and Wrekin Senior Citizens Forum)

  • Where: The Wakes, Limes Walk, Oakengates, TF2 6EP
  • When: 10.30-12.30

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