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Social care assessors failing older people

Social care assessors often fail to understand the disabilities and support needs of older people, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

The authors spoke with older people and their relatives in 12 towns across England. In some cases assessors announced that services would be cut regardless of an individual’s actual need. In others, services were denied or cut significantly, affecting older people’s health and wellbeing. More…