Care in Crisis - Age UK Campaign
Published on 15 July 2018 11:01 PM
1.4 million older people aren’t getting the care and support they need. Delayed hospital discharges due to the lack of care provision when people return home from hospital or because people have unsuitable housing/care arrangements are costing the NHS £500 a minute. We want to raise the public's awareness of the situation in social care through this Care in Crisis Campaign (#CareCrisis).
Penny in Dacorum
Care in Crisis - Penny in Dacorum
Penny is Age UK's large inflatable piggy bank you see at our Care in Crisis Campaign stand. Penny is here to help us highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care.
Here is Penny with Age UK Dacorum in Hemel Hempstead town centre on Wednesday 18th July.
Penny will be on tour at various local Age UKs locations in England this summer and will also be visiting party conferences in Brighton, Liverpool and Manchester.
You can follow Penny around the country on twitter with hashtag #WhereisPenny
Read more about the care crisis on social media
"Social care is disappearing for escalating numbers of older people as stricken councils cut back, care homes close, and over 1.4 million are left home alone with little or no help." https://t.co/5mBZ9jnzv3— Age UK (@age_uk) July 17, 2018
Our latest analysis shows that more older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need. Is this what we want for our parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, older neighbours and friends in 2018?— Age UK (@age_uk) July 10, 2018
Read more: https://t.co/0S4uJZODyY #CareCrisis pic.twitter.com/3frglupG8P