Committee (6th Day)

Part of Care Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 16th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Greengross Baroness Greengross Crossbench 5:15 pm, 16th July 2013

There are vast numbers of older people—for whom this Bill is designed, in terms of quantity—who we know want to stay in their own homes in their community. Early intervention can make that possible. If we delay, the alternative is crisis-driven. It leads to many older people going into expensive care homes where they do not want to be and from which they do not emerge again or into hospitals, adding to the problems we know about with frail elderly people. I very much hope the noble Earl will reconsider and enable people with moderate needs to have access to services.