Contact your local election candidates
By signing our letter calling on your local election candidates to pledge their support for free personal care, you can show politicians that they need to take action to end the care crisis now.
Enter your details below and we will add you to the letter going to local politicians in your area.
This is the letter we are asking you to sign:
We are writing to you as voters in your ward to ask you to support free personal care for all older people in England. Click here for the full letter
Disgracefully, our care system is currently abandoning over a million older people in England, leaving them with unmet care needs.
Local authorities like ours are facing the human cost of the care crisis in England and, in light of our ageing population we need bold action to deliver a long term fix for funding social care.
After a lifetime of contributing to society, vast numbers of people are being left without the basic support with washing, dressing, and getting out of bed that they need in order to continue to live life on their own terms.
On top of this indignity tens of thousands of people face huge costs to access the most basic personal care. Access to basic care is a matter of fairness, but currently many people are at risk of having to spend a lifetime’s savings and sell their family home to fund care.
Ensuring that the necessary care is available and easily accessible for our friends and loved ones is a matter that affects all of us and cannot be ignored.
Free personal care would ensure that everyone gets the care that they need for free at the point of use, like the NHS, providing a long term solution to the care crisis.
While Westminster politicians fail to address the social care crisis, we are turning to our local representatives to stand up for older people in our community.
As our local candidate for your party, we are calling on you to support the campaign for free personal care by signing the Independent Age pledge, and committing to passing a council motion calling on the government to introduce free personal care in England.
You can sign the pledge at:campaigns.independentage.org/2019-councillors-and-candidates-pledge
Your support will make a real difference and will mean a lot to me and many local residents. We look forward to hearing that you have supported the campaign.
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