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England social care 'underfunded and in crisis'

Social care in England is chronically under-funded and in crisis, according to an alliance of carers, health professionals, councils and employers.

Seventy-eight organisations have jointly written an open letter to the prime minister to raise their concerns.

The letter calls on David Cameron to make reform of social care his personal mission.

The government says it agrees the system is in need of change.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 08 May 2012