Commenting on the CQC State of Care report for 2017-18, George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, said:

“The stark reality is that the lack of a long-term funding solution for social care is letting older people down, and risks undermining all the progress that has been made so far. It’s completely unacceptable that the care you get is dependent on where you live, and on how closely the health and social care services work together in your area. All older people deserve excellent care, no matter where they live, and that’s why we’re calling for free personal care, which would enable older people to access better quality care earlier, help them stay out of hospital and live independently for longer.”

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