Elderly ‘suffer as social care spending cut’

by admin | 30th January 2012

Elderly ‘suffer as social care spending cut’

Spending on social care for the elderly in England is falling this year – despite the assurances of ministers, an analysis by campaigners suggests.

The Age UK report said £7.3bn was being budgeted this year – the same as in 2011 – but it represented a drop of 4.5% once inflation was taken into account.

The charity said the squeeze meant thousands were missing out on care.

But ministers said there should be enough money available to avoid cuts.


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By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News

30th January 2012

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