Concern Over Social Care for Pensioners

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 28, 2011 at 10:48 AM Senior Health News   - G J E 4
There is a likelihood of reduction in expenditure on social care for pensioners by 8.4%, AgeUK Charity has revealed.  
 Concern Over Social Care for Pensioners
Concern Over Social Care for Pensioners

Age UK is worried about the repercussions such reductions can have on older people. The reduction is targeted in the area of council care services for older people and the disabled.

According to Age UK charity, the average net spending on people above 65 would drop to Ģ791, compared with Ģ864 previous year.

Michelle Mitchell, Age UK's charity director, said: "Funding for social care is already inadequate and the system today is failing many older people at the time when they really need help. The consequences of cutting expenditure further by 8.4%, as indicated by our research, could be devastating. We are fearful that even more vulnerable older people will be left to struggle alone and, in some cases, will be put at risk."

Source: Medindia

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