LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people

“People who use adult social care should be confident that their needs will be met to help them live the lives they want to lead. This report is a useful contribution to the debate exploring some of the options for the future of care and support."


Carer helping an old woman

Responding to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“People who use adult social care should be confident that their needs will be met to help them live the lives they want to lead. This report is a useful contribution to the debate exploring some of the options for the future of care and support.

“Deferred payment agreements are one way of paying for residential care for those who are eligible and councils work closely with people to ensure they have all the information they need for a well-informed choice about paying for care.

“Extra funding for social care next year will help but we also need government to publish its proposals for the future of adult social care as soon as possible to find a long-term, sustainable funding solution, so that all those who use and work in social care have the support and certainty they need.”