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People are dying before they receive a care servicePeople are dying before they receive a care service

More than 50,000 older people have died waiting in vain for a care service in the 700 days since the Government first said it would publish an Adult Social Care Green Paper, say Age UK.

According to Age UK, 54,025 older people have died while waiting for a care package to be put in place for them. This is in the period from March 2017, when the Government announced their intention to produce a Green Paper, and February 2019. 

Over the same period, Age UK say that in excess of half a million older people (626,701) have had their requests for social care refused by their council, and 7,240 older people have had the experience of running down all their savings because of care bills.

Read the Age UK press release here

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