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Social care spend for over 65s down by 20% in a decade

The money spent on social care for people aged 65 and over in England has been cut by 20% in the past decade, according to official figures analysed by the BBC.

The drop in money allocated to councils for supporting people at home or in residential care has come as the number of older people has increased by 17%.

And unlike the NHS, people have to pay towards these services.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 28 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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