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A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

A perfect storm say care organisations as demand for social care rises and needs go unmet

“The absence of social care was an obvious and concerning void in the budget” says the head of leading voluntary sector group   The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability organisations. Responding to the Chancellor’s budget statement chief executive, Dr Rhidian Hughes said:   “We have reached a perfect storm. Demand […]

20th March 2016 | By | Reply More
As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

Almost three million hospital bed days lost due to collapse of social care services. Almost three million (2,998,273) hospital bed days have been lost between June 2010 and January 2016, at a cost of £910 million, according to a new report by Age UK[i],[ii],[iii]. Age UK published the alarming figures on the day the Chancellor […]

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