There’s been a real crisis in social care, with people facing care costs of up to £100,000 if they need complex care in later life.

Meanwhile there have also been concerns about the erosion in the value of people’s pensions during retirement, and the low level of returns they’ve been receiving form annuities and savings.

To find out people’s concerns, I’ve been doing a survey around parts of the constituency. So far what you’ve told me is:

  • You’re completely opposed to the suggestion by Iain Duncan Smith, the prominent Tory MP, that people should have to work till 75 before they get their pensions.

  •  Most of you are concerned about the erosion in the value of your pensions during the course of your retirement, and also about the high cost of social care.

  •  Many support the creation of a National Care Service, along the lines of the National Health Service.

If you’re retired, or approaching retirement, and would like to take part in the survey, please let me know and I’ll send you out a form.

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