Care Recipient Numbers Fell by a Quarter Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 (BBC News)

Summary

The number of people receiving social care support in England has fallen by a quarter during the four years between 2008-09 and 2012-13; despite the demographic changes of the ageing population placing more pressure on the demand for health and care.

In 2008-09 the number of elderly (and younger people with disabilities) receiving care was 1.78 million, but this number had declined to 1.32 million by 2012-13. It seems likely that this fall may be attributable to budget cuts for councils which provide social care; by 2015 local government will have lost a third of its budget during this Parliament. The government has attempted to protect social care, ring-fencing £1bn of NHS funding each year for social care.

Read more: BBC News. Care recipients fall by a quarter in four years.

Reference

Triggle, N. (2013). Care recipients fall by a quarter in four years. London: BBC Health News, December 18th 2013.

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