Monthly Archives: August 2011

‘Cuts have made problem worse’

Bed-blocking problem increased because of council cuts 

9:30am Monday 1st August 2011

THE decision to axe in-house county council care staff has added to the bed-blocking crisis, according to a council source.

A social care employee told the Oxford Mail that hospitalised pensioners who relied on council carers could not return home as they were waiting for private care to be arranged.

The council’s own internal home support service is being wound down after the council decided to axe it in April.