Right to Care campaign wins backing from MPs

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