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Pensioners and charities in the Midlands have been giving their views on reforms to social care.
To hear what our Midlands MPs have to say on this issue, tune in to our political programme, The Lobby, tonight on ITV1.
The government has announced that state loans are to be offered to elderly people facing big care bills so that they won't be forced to sell their homes.
The loans would be paid off when the home is sold after death.
The change is part of proposals aimed at tackling the growing problem of our ageing population.
But charities in the Midlands have criticised the failure to explain how any of these reforms can be funded.
The Chief Officer for Age UK in Dudley, Sally Huband speaks on the new social care plans.
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Pensioners and charities in the Midlands have been giving their views on reforms to social care being unveiled today.