UK charities have been criticizing the Government for putting on hold its plans wherein the elderly people were supposed to be provided with a National Care Service for at least six years.
Despite postponing the plan until the next year's election, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has described the proposal for the NHS-style universal plan as "bold and ambitious".
Shielding the delay in the implementation of the plan, Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, explained that the plan is a high-end endeavour of the Government, thus, its execution will take time.
Last night, the MPs marked their ballots for the first phase of the proposals that aims at providing free personal care to 400,000 needy people in their homes.
Mr. Burnham said that if the Labour gets elected, the plan will be put into practice in 2014 wherein the free nursing care will be provided to all those in residential accommodations for over the coming two years.
The Conservatives have also identified that the residents would have to manage the costs of utilities and housing, which comes out to be £14,000 per year, on their own.