Estimates of 1.4 million older people not receiving help needed

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have said that local authorities spending £22.5 billion on adults and the elderly with disabilities is not enough to fulfil demand. This is a £400 million increase from last year, but Age UK have estimated 1.4 million (30%) older people do not receive help they desperately need. ADASS have claimed that councils have made a total of £7 billion of cuts in social care since 2010.

Full article in BBC News, 26 June 2019