Labour: Coalition is out of touch on home care

Shadow minister for care and older people Liz Kendall comments on the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report on failing home care standards:

"This important report shines a light on the too often invisible experiences of older people receiving care at home. It reveals a service stretched to the limit and older people denied the dignity and respect they deserve.

"It is unacceptable for elderly people to be left for hours without food and drink or not to be properly cleaned.

"Despite all the evidence of the growing crisis in care, the government is cutting funding for older people's social care by £1.3 billion in real terms this parliament. They are clearly out of touch with what's really happening on the ground.

"These cuts are pushing the system to breaking point."