Liz Kendall MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, said in response to Age UK's 'Care in Crisis 2012' report:
"This report provides yet more evidence that there is a growing crisis in care for older people.
"Despite the Government's claims, services are being cut, not protected, charges for home help and residential care are increasing, and even more families are falling through the net altogether.
"We must tackle the immediate care crisis and develop a fairer and more effective system for the future.
"Labour is determined to play our part in ensuring the cross party talks, currently underway, achieve these vital goals."