Research commissioned by think-tank Demos has found that fewer than one in four adults questioned would be willing to consider moving into a care home if they became frail in old age, with more than half admitting that concerns about abuse and neglect were the main reason.

The survey of 2000 adults, carried out by Populus Data Solutions, found that four in 10 adults said they would refuse to go into care, with a third of them saying it was mainly because they were concerned about selling their home to cover costs, and over half (54%) citing worries about abuse and neglect.

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