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Friday, 7 March 2014

Elderly care on 'brink of disaster'

The Independent reports on the catastrophic effects of Government cuts on social care. From 2005/6 to 2012/13, the number of people aged 65 and over in receipt of social care services dropped by a 27.2 per cent, from 1,231,000 to 896,000, despite the age group growing by one million. £1.2bn (over 15%) has been cut from social care for older people budgets since 2010: