John Beer, Chair of Action on Elder Abuse
The current social care system is unfit for purpose for the future. Financial arrangements are deeply resented by service users, carers and families, while the rest of the population is either ignorant of them, or finds them incomprehensible. Meanwhile the demands on the system are becoming intolerable; demographic pressures rise each year with increasing numbers of frail older people and adults with disabilities. And we face a public spending horizon which is bleak: the case for change is compelling.
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