Responding to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care and how to eliminate 'catastrophic' lifetime costs, Glen Garrod, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said:

“This report makes a useful contribution into one of the options which could be considered by government to ensure that social care is delivered in a fair and equitable manner, no matter where you live or how much you can afford.

“It is also a timely reminder as to why it is absolutely vital that the Government publishes its social care green paper as soon as possible to allow a full and frank public debate on how adult social care will be funded in the short, medium and long-term.”