The Right to Care campaign received a welcome boost
today when it revealed that over 100 MPs, from all
parties, have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) urging
the Government to stop the unfair charging of older or
disabled people for essential personal care.
The call comes on the same day that a damning report
from the Social Policy Ageing and Information Network
(SPAIN) found that the Government’s neglect of elderly
care is putting lives at risk.
Keith Sonnet, Deputy General Secretary of UNISON,
the UK’s largest union, said:
“This report from SPAIN is a sad reflection on the
Government’s attitude to caring for the elderly and