Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 121 councils, requested by the Labour Party, show they provided free care to 59,056 over 65s in 2011-12, down from 66,342 in 2009-10. There are also wide variations in how much individuals may find themselves being charged.
Triggle, N. (2012). State-funded elderly care declining, Labour figures suggest. London: BBC Health News, May 16th 2012.