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2021 must be the year for social care reform

 

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2021 must be the year for social care reform

This report, based on a survey of more than 4,000 people at the end of 2020 who need social care, reveals that because of a lack of care one in seven (14 per cent) said they needed hospital treatment, and more than a quarter (28 per cent) said their health had deteriorated.

The situation was worse for carers where two in five (41 per cent) said their health had deteriorated because of their caring responsibilities. Further statistics reveal that nearly one in four said they had asked for help during the pandemic but didn’t receive any. More……