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Elderly care cuts are dangerous and short-sighted, says charity

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/11/2012

Ben Quinn

The health of elderly people is being put at risk by "dangerous and short-sighted" cuts in home-based care services, the British Red Cross has warned.
The charity said the cuts were a false economy creating growing pressure on the NHS, and called for a rethink in the way social care is organised. It said elderly people faced increased levels of isolation.
Almost nine in 10 GPs among 200 surveyed for the Red Cross said elderly and vulnerable patients were being put at risk by a lack of social care support, and 80% of the 2,200 members of the public polled said standards were being driven down.
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"Elderly care cuts are dangerous and short-sighted, says charity", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/elderly-care-cuts-are-dangerous-and-short-sighted-says-charity