There have been calls for social care to be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election.
The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says.
Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2 million now living with an unmet care need, care homes and home care providers folding and a dire shortage of nursing and care staff.
“For the sake of our oldest and most frail and vulnerable people we have to provide a better future for social care and the General Election gives all politicians a golden opportunity to seize the moment and set out their future plans. We have to decide once and for all how we fund and deliver social care in this country as the issue cannot be dodged any longer.
“This must be a General Election about care.”