News: Older people denied social care

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Sandy, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Registered User

    Mar 23, 2005
    6,847
    I stumbled across this article on the BBC web site which discusses how elderly people are not receiving their fair share of social services bdugets:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4713873.stm

    One finding said it all:

    Just under half of council care budgets are spent on the elderly, despite them accounting for nearly two-thirds of the clients.

    This certainly reflects various experiences of those here on Talking Point, but it's interesting to see it formally documented and reported upon.

    It does seem to indicate an unoffical system of rationing based on who shouts the loudest.

    Take care,

    Sandy
     
  2. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Sandy
    did you note that the Kings fund is involved in the report?
    Powerful body
    Norman
     

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