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Social care cuts are already biting, say charities

Social care cuts are already biting, say charities

One in four disabled and older people say their services have been reduced even before the spending cuts next month

Charities found that 52% of older and disabled people were struggling to maintain their independence in the face of cuts.

Nearly one in four disabled and older people have experienced cuts to services and increased charges for care, even before local authority spending cuts are implemented, say charities.

Many families are already being “pushed to breaking point” by reductions to the amount of care they receive, including transport help and respite care, with more than half saying increased charges mean they can no longer afford food and heating.

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And that was the Carer’s weather forecast

Over now to the Carers Weather Centre for the latest forecast.

Good morning.

As you can see from the weather chart behind me, the outlook is not good. Signs of spring have been delayed as a deep low sweeps across the country driven Northwards by gales of hot air from Parliament in the South.

The Carers weather Centre has issued a warning of an imminent severe depression as the air movement increases around Budget Day.

Outbreaks of tears will occur in East Anglia and across the whole of the Midlands during the day and these are expected to spread throughout the country overnight and into tomorrow.

These outbreaks may be severe in places and will be followed by clouds blocking out any light that could be seen at the end of the tunnel.

A band of worry will move in from the North East and cover the whole of the United Kingdom over the next few days.

Patches of laughter may arise in some areas but these will be shortlived so make the most of them while you can.

Tempers will remain at the seasonal average as an anticyclone of frustration moves in from the West bringing with it some alarm and despondency.

Night time tempers may cool a little but relationships with patients may get frosty during the early hours.

A plague of frogs, locusts, destruction and savage thunder with lightning will take place on Tuesday but the rest of the day will be bright with sunny intervals.

Author………A Carer