Free care for the elederly in NI

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The Northern Irish government has voted to provide free personal care for the elderly in Northern Ireland from 2008 although the Northern Irish Health Minister says that the date in the bill isn’t binding on the Executive and that it is more likely to happen in 2010.

Personal care for the elderly is already free in Scotland and Wales paid for by the multi-billion pound annual subsidy the English taxpayer gives to the rest of the UK.

English pensioners will still have to sell their homes and assets and empty their bank accounts to pay for their personal care.

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