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Social care failing disabled over 65s, says report

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/05/2011

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"Social care in England is "grossly inadequate" and "totally failing" to meet the needs of disabled people aged over 65, according to a new report.

"Research by Age UK has found that of the 2 million older people in England with care-related needs, just 800,000 receive formal support from public or private sector agencies. But the picture is growing even bleaker, warns the report, Care in Crisis: with spending cuts under way, more than 1 million of the most vulnerable pensioners in England will be left without help or support by 2014, it concludes.

""There has been unprecedented debate on the future of care - both its long-term funding and the 'transformation' of council provision today," said the report's author, Andrew Harrop, Age UK's director of policy and public affairs. "But in the meantime, local authority spending decisions have changed the facts on the ground, with a significant deterioration in services for older people."

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"Social care failing disabled over 65s, says report", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 14/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/social-care-failing-disabled-over-65s-says-report