Radio 5 covers the Crisis in Care

A hard hitting report on the impact of cuts to social care tells us how it really is. The programme gives us people’s stories, how elderly and disabled people who used to be eligible for funded support to wash, dress, eat and have some dignity in their lives are being locked out of a system which is increasingly being withdrawn, restricted and in melt down.

The President of the Association of Directors of Social Services confirms the system is broken. Please ask your M.P. and local councillors to listen to the programme, this is an issue which deserves a serious hearing.

To listen visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/5linvestigates

 

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Poverty & Homelessness Action Week 25th Jan – 2 Feb 2014

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Churches unite to stand alongside people in crisis Churches are seeing an alarming increase in people needing support, including advice on welfare benefits, housing and food.  For more information please see http://www.actionweek.org.uk/events.html

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