Age UK has called for the government to end the "care crisis" in the country after receiving huge support from the public in its campaign to reform the care system.More than 130,000 people have signed the body's Care in Crisis petition, which should subsequently trigger a debate in the House of Commons on how the government plans to improve care services.Age UK backed the recent announcement to draft a social care bill but urges the government to legislate as soon as possible once the bill has been published.Tom Wright, group chief executive of Age UK, said: "Older people have waited long enough for reform - any further delays will only condemn millions of vulnerable people to uncertainty, worry and financial insecurity, just at a time when they need to be looked after."We must also see a robust funding report which is crucial for the success of any reform measures."The charity is calling for the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission to be implemented, including the £35,000 cap on care costs, in any white paper published by the government.
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