Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hurting the old and infirm

Vulnerable old and disabled people will see cuts to vital care services and higher charges, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services shows councils expect.

Three-quarters said they would be cutting the amount of care they provided, while nearly half said they would be introducing higher charges - people are expected to contribute to the cost of care where they can.
ADASS president Glen Garrod said the findings were of "serious concern" and described the care market as "fragile".
Caroline Abrahams, of Age UK, said it was a "disgrace" that there were people who were not getting the support they needed for daily essentials like "getting dressed, going to the toilet, taking their medication or preparing their food. Unless policy makers are willing to invest in care, hundreds of thousands of older people face a bleak future, living without their needs being met. "

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