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Labour has today welcomed the conclusions of the Dilnot report and called on David Cameron to back Labour’s calls for a better and fairer system of older care.

John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, speaking after a Government statement on the report in Parliament, said:

“Labour also welcomes the Dilnot report, which sets out important recommendations on the future of older care.

“Our concern is to protect the one in ten of us who have to pay over £100 000 for the costs of care in older age, as well as those hardworking people on modest incomes more likely to care for relatives and less likely to get help in doing so. And we must also protect people from the lottery of where they live not what they need determining their care assessments and level of support.

“We are willing to talk and work with all other parties. This is a once-in-a-generation chance and David Cameron must now show that, like Labour, he wants to build a better, fairer and lasting system of care in our country.”

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