NHS leaders sound alarm over "severe impact" of £2billion gap in social care funding. Age UK comments
- Monday, 24 September 2012
Michelle Mitchell Charity Director General at Age UK says:
“The social care system has been under-funded for years, failing to keep pace with the rising demand of an ageing population.
"The NHS Confederation rightly points out the urgent need for a long term funding solution for social care. We agree that integrating care more effectively with health is important and long overdue, but it won't be enough to plug an ever growing funding gap. The Government needs to show vision and courage and put in place the fair and sustainable funding that's required to ensure older people both now and in the future get the care they desperately need. ”
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