Following a recent report which revealed damning revelations about the social care system, more than 80 charities have asked Mr Hunt to use the forthcoming social care green paper to address these issues. The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) created a poll and more then 3,915 people have responded.

Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK said:-

“The experiences of thousands of people in this survey are damning evidence that our adult social care system is broken and unfit for purpose.”

The CSA is asking people to add their signature to an open letter to Mr Hunt asking him to act now and to fix the “broken system”. As of today the letter had attracted 2,478 signatures.