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The government's spending review must not neglect the vulnerable and elderly who have been forsaken by rampant cuts to care provision

19 November 2015

Care funding, an issue that is always a concern for my clients, has been on my mind again recently, as we wait for HM Treasury to publish its Spending Review 2015:
'A country that lives within its means'.

The King's Fund, an independent charity working to improve healthcare in England, has made a written submission to the treasury, which makes for uncomfortable reading. The submission notes that:

  • Spending on adult social care has fallen by 9 per cent in real terms between 2009/10 and 2013/14;

  • £2bn of support from the NHS budget stopped this fall from being 14 per cent;

  • There has been a fall of more than 25 per cent in the number of people aged over 65 receiving community-based, residential and nursing care services, with much stricte...

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