Social-care funding is a scandal that stains our nation

      Published on Sunday, 7 July , 2019      92 Views     

  • UK Business

“Listen to the debate and you might think this is simply about middle-class folks cashing in homes to fund elderly care. But this crisis goes far deeper.

It is shrouded in hypocrisy as our health service is sanctified and stuffed with cash while social-care funding shrinks in real terms and support for despairing citizens dries up.

This is the impact of local authority budgets being cut deeper than those in Whitehall during austerity by a coalition government to deflect criticism.

Now desperate calls for help from cash-strapped councils are surging, led by working-age adults.

The means test has become meaner. Worst hit are those reliant on inadequate state support as the care market gravitates towards self-funders paying higher fees.”

Category UK Business | 2019/07/07 latest update at 5:52 AM
Source : The Week | Photocredit : Google
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