£500m funding gap for older people’s social care

February 2, 2012

A new report by Age UK reveals that this year spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen by £500 million and the funding gap is growing.

The report predicts that by 2012-2013 the Government would need to spend £1 billion more than this year to stop the situation getting any worse. It goes on to argue that ‘The current system is unfair, confusing and unsustainable. Many of those who need help and support are being badly let down by a system at breaking point, while others find themselves having to sell their homes in order to pay for the support they need.’

Read the report. Care in Crisis 2012 (PDF)


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