Social care cuts take English service to tipping point, regulator warns

Social care cuts take English service to tipping point, regulator warns
 

A&E units are struggling to cope because social care services that help elderly people have been cut so much that they are reaching a “tipping point”, England’s care regulator is to warn.
English care home closures are leaving vulnerable people at risk, says watchdog Read more Hospitals are ending up dangerously full and have seen “bedblocking” hit record levels because of a widespread failure to give elderly people enough support to keep them healthy at home, says the Care Quality Commission.
A worsening lack of at-home care services and beds in care homes are forcing hospitals to... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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