Commenting on Coram Family and Childcare’s third annual Older People’s Care Survey, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:
“Today’s report is yet another demonstration of how our social care system is in crisis, leaving older vulnerable people to extreme risk of neglect with no vital support. The Government’s continued delay in publishing the social care Green Paper is shameful and neglects older people.
“Every single older person is owed high quality care that does not leave them panicking this winter and worrying how they will fund it. The introduction of Free Personal Care is the first essential step in changing these latest distressing figures published by Coram Family and Childcare. It is time for the Government to get real about changing the experience of all older people in need of care and make the changes that are so clearly required.”