Independent Age has just launched a major campaign on social care, calling on the government to introduce free personal care for all older people. Free personal care would give older people the help they need with simple activities like getting dressed and getting washed. It would deliver basic fairness, helping people to lead life on their own terms and could help people live at home for longer. Free personal care could also reduce the number of older people stuck in hospital waiting for care and has already been proven to work in Scotland, where it was introduced nearly 2 decades ago.
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