Age UK statistics are alarming and shame the country | Care Industry News


New Age UK analysis finds that in the last 12 months, about 700,000 requests for formal care and support, equivalent to 51% of all applications, have been made by older people and yet have resulted in them not receiving formal care services. This is equivalent to 2,000 claims from older people being unsuccessful each day, or 80 every hour.[1]

In some of these cases, the older person was found by their council not to meet the eligibility criteria set for the social care system, and that was the end of it (23% of all requests for help); while in others the older person was found ineligible, but their council then referred them onto other services in the hope that they could assist, including their local Age UK (46% of all requests for help). [1]

 

Source: Age UK statistics are alarming and shame the country | Care Industry News

2 thoughts on “Age UK statistics are alarming and shame the country | Care Industry News

  1. The Age UK analysis is so correct and has been for some time.

    So can I introduce you to my latest petition – Solve the crisis in Social Care

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

    Please could you consider signing the petition and then sharing it.

    Lack of funding for Social Care is a major problem and this leads to

    1. not only insufficient funding for all forms of Social Care
    2. a lack of people wishing to come into the profession due to the abysmal rate of pay
    3. partly causing a lack of quality of care being delivered in some areas and other problems

    Please could you see if you could show your support by signing this petition and then sharing it wherever you can.

    For more information I refer you to my web page

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    Please consider signing the petition and then sharing.

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

    Thanks

    Chris

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