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Thousands of most vulnerable in Norfolk would be affected by £50m social care cuts

Dan Grimmer

Thousands of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk could be robbed of choices about care as councillors consider slashing £50m in what they spend on services.

That is the stark warning from union leaders, who fear the impending disaster of a ‘perfect storm’ – of Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population and the county council having to save a massive £111m over the next three years.

Adult social care ‘under stress and strain’, chief inspector warns

Cuts are putting care under “stress and strain” and carers’ efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England has said.

Andrea Sutcliffe told the Observer many carers ended up being “the sort of care worker you wouldn’t want them to be”.

There were 30,000 allegations of abuse of people using social care services in the first six months of this year, according to the newspaper.

‘We need a revolution in the care sector’

‘We can’t rely on the state for support’

Broadcaster and carer Beti George claims the current vision for dementia care is not fit for purpose

06:00, 5 August 2015
By David Deans

She claims a shift in attitudes is essential to cope with the tragic disease in Wales

A shift in attitudes and care for people with dementia is essential to cope with a disease that will touch all of us, says broadcaster and carer Beti George

We can no longer rely on state support for people with dementia, a respected Welsh broadcaster is due to say at the Eisteddfod today.

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