The elderly must not be forgotten about again

Telegraph View: Without urgent, lasting reform, it is not only the elderly and their families who will suffer, but the economy and public services as a whole.

There is a hint of desperation in the open letter sent to party leaders today by various organisations involved in caring for the elderly. They warn that the system is close to breaking point after a decade or more of political indecision, and urge the parties to take a constructive and consensual approach when Andrew Dilnot’s Commission on Funding of Care and Support publishes its conclusions next month.

The signatories are not being alarmist when they talk of an over-burdened system being close to collapse.

READ IN FULL HERE

COPY OF THE LETTER CAN BE FOUND HERE

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One Response to “The elderly must not be forgotten about again”

  1. malka Says:

    caring is not the priority of this tory-led government, people won’t realise what the reality is until it is their loved one at the mercy of this regime. it could be anyone of us tomorrow who finds out the hard way….

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