Waiting for social care packages leads to 50,000 deaths, charity claims

Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK charity director

More than 50,000 older people have died waiting for care packages during the 700 days since the government first said it would publish a social care green paper, Age UK has claimed. Chancellor Philip Hammond first announced the intention to produce the paper during his Spring Budget in 2017. Using NHS Digital data, the charity…

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