Monday, 4 February 2008

The state of social care in England

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Posted by Andy

The Commission for Social Care Inspection has published its third annual report to Parliament on the state of social care in England. The report explores the experiences of people not deemed eligible for state-supported social care. It shows that many younger disabled people and frail older people are being ‘signposted’ to voluntary services. Many are forced to rely on help from family and informal arrangementswhich can break down at short notice. People unable to rely on families or friends and unable to pay for care services themselves are left to cope with everyday life, while some become virtually trapped in their own home.

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