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Carers UK responds to new report showing care cuts ‘placing unacceptable burden on unpaid carers’

15 September 2016

Today, The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have published their joint report, Social care for older people – Home Truths, which looks at the current state of social care services for people aged over 65 in England.

In response, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:

“Today’s joint report from The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust shows the cumulative impact on older people and their families of year on year cuts to social care.

“Reinforcing Carers UK’s own research findings, the new analysis describes an increasingly haphazard and complex social care system. Older people and carers are struggling to navigate their way to support and even getting basic care needs met increasingly depends on where you live and what resources you have.

“The report should come as a wake-up call to the new Government that sustainable funding of social care must be at the top of their agenda.”

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