Press release

Ros Altmann, Director General of Saga comments on local councils cutting home care for the elderly

Monday 1 November 2010

Ros Altmann, Director General of Saga, said: “This warrants an immediate and categorical response from the government. There is nothing worse than uncertainty, and thousands of elderly people and their families, have, in an instant, suddenly been told by representatives of frontline care providers – the LGA - that the system will not be able to cope, and that in some parts of the country home help will simply stop.

“But that uncertainty has been compounded: the government is saying the opposite – that there will be more money available for social care.

“There needs to be absolute clarification, and that clarification needs to be delivered – alongside assurances to the elderly and their families – that they will not be deserted.”


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