In this policy brief, the authors discuss findings from the InCARE survey on attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care in Malta. They find that there is a mismatch between preferences and expectations for receiving care in the community, aggravated by affordability and availability barriers. While informal care remains a key component of the LTC system in Malta, many carers (especially women) experience negative impacts on their health and well-being. At the same time, many individuals in Malta strongly support the state's involvement in organising, providing and paying for the costs of care. The authors discuss the implications of these findings for policymaking for the LTC system in Malta.