Commenting on the Local Government Association's social care funding report, George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age, said:
"It is a travesty that social care has been neglected by politicians for so long, forcing it to the brink of collapse. Our research on the future funding of care found that not only would increasing National Insurance or Income Tax bring in over £5.5 billion, but that the public support it. This would make providing free personal care for all older people a real possibility. The Government must take the bull by the horns and give social care the money needed to end the crisis in care and ensure older people thrive, not just survive."