Commenting on new research from the union GMB, which has found that three-quarters of the public would support a rise in tax to pay for social care, Morgan Vine, Campaigns Manager at Independent Age, said:

"These new figures showing that the majority of the public would support a rise in tax to help save a failing social care system mirror Independent Age's own research. Older people around the country told us they would only be willing to pay more tax if a fairer system is put in place where they don't face catastrophic costs.

“Free personal care would mean that no-one would have to worry about where they would find the money for help with basic tasks like washing, dressing and preparing food. It is time for the Government to give the public both what they want, and what they need, by delivering free personal care."

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