Mike has signed Age UK’s Care in Crisis petition. The wording is set out below.
We, the undersigned, demand that the government takes action to ensure that:
• Everyone who needs care receives it and is treated with the respect they deserve.
• No-one is forced to sell their home or sacrifice all their savings to pay for the care they need.
• People are able to plan and prepare for care in advance.
Mike is concerned that care for the elderly had been neglected by the previous government and has pledged his support to make positive changes for future care. To sign the petition, please visit www.ageuk.org.uk.
Commenting, Mike said: “It is absolutely unacceptable that elderly people across the country should not be receiving high-quality care that we should all be proud of. I was happy to sign Age UK’s petition and will work with my colleagues to ensure that we instil dignity within the care system.”