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Research exposes scale of government’s social care crisis for disabled people in UK

February 19, 2013


Thousands struggling to eat, wash or leave their homes New research exposes the true scale of the Government’s social care crisis for disabled people, which has left thousands without access to basic care to help them eat, wash properly and leave their homes. The report, ‘The Other Care Crisis’, is published by Scope, Mencap, The National […]

Social care is bearing the brunt of council cuts, by Simon Duffy

February 4, 2013


(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Statistical manipulation disguises the fact that disabled people are being hit the hardest by cuts to benefits and services. Simon Duffy *.- One of the extraordinary features of the cuts programme has been the fate of social care. At the same time as announcing the deepest cuts in public expenditure since […]

Caritas denounces the empoverishment in Luxembourg’s life conditions

December 5, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN WORT.LU) In its 2011 annual report, Caritas Luxembourg says that the economic crisis has made conditions worse for refugees and people in need, due to rising costs and high unemployment. Housing, in particular, posed a challenge to financially disadvantaged people living in Luxembourg, such as recognised refugees. Caritas found that people had to spend […]

Vulnerable to be hurt most by ‘inhumane’ support cuts in UK

October 22, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Councils have been accused of leaving elderly and disabled people to fend for themselves, as research by The Independent reveals that the vast majority have abandoned support for all but the most severely disabled. Austerity cuts will see people losing vital support which gives them help with shopping, bathing or cooking. […]

Home carers planning protest in Ireland

October 15, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN IRELAND.COM) Home help and home care workers are planning a universal day of action next month aimed at highlighting concerns about Government cuts to services.   The Home Help/Home Care Community Action Group said proposals to reduce services by 450,000 home-help hours would substantially degrade the quality of life of elderly and disabled […]

£500m funding gap in UK leaves elderly care in crisis

October 10, 2012


(BY NEPO) Elderly people could go without basic care because of a £500 million funding crisis, a report warns. Age UK launches ‘Care in Crisis 2012’ report highlighting the social care crisis. Age UK’s new Care in Crisis 2012 report shows that this year spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen half […]