Social care leaving elderly to suffer ‘terrible abuse’, says expert coalition – The Guardian

Posted January 3rd, 2012 in care homes, elderly, news, social services by tracey

“The government and opposition are being urged to overhaul England’s ‘failing’ social care system, which experts say is leaving 800,000 elderly people ‘lonely, isolated and at risk’. In a letter published in the Telegraph a group of more than 60 government advisers, charity directors and independent experts said failure to meet the challenge of an ageing population was resulting in ‘terrible examples of abuse and neglect’.”

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2012