The shocking truth is that at this moment, nearly 70,000 disabled people in this country do not receive care that meets their basic needs, such as washing or dressing, or eating a hot meal every day.
Ask your friends and colleagues how long it takes them every morning from the unwelcome alarm to the clunk of the front door closing behind them? The answers can illuminate their world view in an intriguing way.
How we treat people at the end of life is the mark of our society and we only get one chance to get it right. It is time to forget about taboos, to find out what people's end of life wishes are and to act now to improve the system so that these can be respected. If we don't, people will continue to die alone in hospital unnecessarily.