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The scandal of 70,000 older people who aren’t getting the support they need story via The Guardian

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Local authorities are pulling out all the stops to get ready for the Care Act. But in the mad rush to get all the relevant training and systems in place, one issue risks getting seriously overlooked. With new eligibility criteria being introduced from April, how can we hope to meet the needs of older people who remain unlikely to get any local authority-funded care?

Worryingly, our recent research with the Strategic Society Centre revealed it is not just adults with so-called moderate needs who are missing out on care and support. By bringing together data from the census and the Health and Social Care Information Centre, we were able to consider how many older people who struggle with even the most essential activities of daily living (ADL’s) get the help they need.

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