We are deeply frustrated that more progress has not been made and that the decision on how to pay for long-term care has been postponed yet again. The Secretary of State says this is a watershed moment. It is not. Extending current practice on deferred payments is entirely sensible, but it is also a sticking plaster.
John and Clare Merry both have Alzheimer's. The money to pay for their care is running out and their family faces a difficult choice.
Pensioners moving into residential care will be given state loans so they do not have to sell their property to fund their care.
With 3million people over 80 in the UK a figure set to double by 2030 - make no mistake this is a demographic timebomb that will cost us all