Call for double rooms in Jersey care homes

An elderly couple sitting on a bench and looking out to sea
Image caption A Jersey politician wants double rooms in the island's residential care homes for couples

A Jersey deputy is calling for double rooms for couples in care homes.

Politicians are debating a new law that would help people afford long-term care without selling their homes.

Deputy Debbie de Sousa said: "I want health and social security to know that even if I am not elected again I will be lobbying for double care rooms in all our residential homes.

"We should not be separating couples who have been together all their lives, it cannot be right."

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