WE HAVE some very good examples of the kind of supported accommodation that should be available if people choose it such as at Hollymere or Weatherstones.
But most people want to remain in their own homes as they get older and Labour is committed to making this possible.
We will establish a new National Care Service as important as the changes in 1945 that created the NHS.
From 2011 we will protect more than 400,000 of those with the greatest needs from all charges for care in the home.
Pensioners should be free from anti-social behaviour.
Labour is committed to protecting front line policing budgets and the network of Community Support officers.
Labour has achieved a lot with the winter fuel allowance, reducing VAT on fuel, free eye test, bus passes, TV licences for the over 75s and so on, but more needs to be done.
At the start of the next Parliament we will establish a Commission to determine the next steps. It will determine the options which should be open to individuals so that people can have choice and flexibility to which they are entitled.