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Couple forced to sell their home and spend savings on care amid calls for social care reform

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Politicians need to "grow up" and reform the social care sector, the author of a landmark government-commissioned report has told Sky News.

While a bitter election row over public spending continues, Sir Andrew Dilnot believes the two main parties are reluctant to discuss care reform for fear of being accused of plotting future tax hikes.

Sky’s Rob Powell speaks to a couple who were forced to sell their home and spend their savings on care, and visits a care home for people with severe dementia to hear about the challenges facing the sector.

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