Council care ‘will be cut’

March 16, 2007

The Local Government Association says council care for vulnerable old people may have to be cut.

400,000 elderly people denied help with washing, dressing and cleaning.

That’s the stark warning from the organisation that represents England’s local authorities.

The Local Government Association has told Channel 4 News that council care for vulnerable old people will have to be cut if, as some fear, Gordon Brown freezes local authority budgets.

Hospitals and health service trusts, already at financial breaking point, may be forced to take up the slack.

Channel 4 – News – Council care ‘will be cut’