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Councils slow on care budgets says Audit Commission

Councils in England are being accused of failing to provide personal budgets to those people who want to buy their own care.

Since 2007 adults who need care have been able to apply for council funding which they can then spend on the services they want.

But a report by the Audit Commission says the take-up in some council areas is lower than the government would have hoped for.

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

  • 28 Oct 2010
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