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'Cuts are forcing English councils to limit social care'

Almost 90% of councils in England no longer offer social care to people whose needs are ranked low to moderate, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) has said.

The group is warning cuts are making the care system "unsustainable".

The government says councils have been given an extra £1.1 billion to help protect social care this year.

But charities say hundreds of thousands of people are struggling without help.

Keith Harrison told 5 live Investigates his father-in-law, 95-year-old Cyril Gillam stopped getting help after a fall last year.

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  • 14 Sep 2014
  • From the section Health