Age UK response to adult social care reports
Published on 06 October 2015 05:00 PM
Age UK response to new HSCIC reports on adult social care released today
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:
'Every day we hear from older people and families struggling to get the care they need and these new statistics explain why. They show different aspects of a social care system in very serious trouble, with ever fewer older people being offered help and worries about the quality of what's available for those lucky enough to be given a service.
'Older people typically don't like "making a fuss" but they deserve so much better.
'When the Chancellor announces the outcomes of his Spending Review in a few weeks' time Age UK looks to him to act to address the growing scandal that is the system of care and support for older people in this country. It is no exaggeration to say its future and the wellbeing of millions of older people depends on the decisions he makes.'
Notes to editors
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*HSCIC must be quoted as the source of these figures
*Information is available at local authority and regional level
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