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Independent Age – MPs and Social Care

Survey of 119 English MPs about their opinions of social care provision in England

  • The vast majority of MPs agree that older people who are eligible for residential care should be given a choice of at least one care home rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC (87%)
  • Less than two in five MPs (37%) agree that the care homes market is functioning well in their constituency, and just 4% strongly agree with this. In addition, two thirds (66%) agree that they are concerned that, without action, the quality of the care homes market in their constituency will deteriorate over the next year.

Date Published: 23/01/2018

Categories: Policy Makers | Social | Third Sector

Client: Independent Age


ComRes surveyed 119 MPs with constituencies in England using a combination of paper and online surveys, between 14th November and 11th December 2017. Data were weighted to be representative of the House of Commons by party and region.

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