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The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust publish report on social care and older people

September 15, 2016

The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have today published their report on social care and older people.

Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

“Social care is life support. It’s as basic as washing and dressing. Yet while more and more people need it less get it because of chronic underfunding. It’s just staggering that 26 per cent fewer people now get help than just 6 years ago.

“This is the latest bit of evidence that social care is in crisis. But there continues to be no political will to address the desperate need to properly fund our social care system. The autumn statement is a great opportunity for Theresa May to address the immediate needs of social care and demonstrate she is serious about creating ‘a society that works for everyone’.

Note to Editors

The Care and Support Alliance represents more than 90 of Britain’s leading charities campaigning alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers’ who deserve decent care

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