We believe that all of us should be able to lead the lives we want for as long as we can.
And as our population grows older, it is more important than ever that everyone is supported to do this.
Unfortunately, this is not happening for the more than 1.4 million older people in England who cannot access the basic care they need to do everyday things like get dressed and make themselves a meal.
Over the years, Independent Age and thousands of our supporters have added their voices to petitions and campaigns calling on the government to tackle the care crisis. After consistent pressure from campaigners, the government promised to lay out their future plans for social care in a Green Paper, now due out in autumn.
We need make sure that the government listens to the public and includes our priorities in its plans. By contacting your MP about our tests, you are helping to ensure the government’s plans deliver real change.