VULNERABLE OLDER PEOPLE WILL BEAR BRUNT OF COUNCIL CUTS: SURVEY

A national care charity is warning that council budget cuts are disproportionately hitting older people and their carers.

Counsel and Care has published the results of a national survey which it said showed how councils’ care budgets were under extreme financial pressure.

Over half of the councils surveyed confirmed that they would be cutting social care budgets or reducing the range of services available.

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