Leading Watchdog: Elderly Care Suffering as a Result of Cuts


A leading elderly care watchdog has warned that severe cuts to the UK budget could lead to a severe decrease in the quality of elderly care. Andrea Sutcliffe, the chief inspector of Adult Social Care, said the cutbacks were putting carers under “stress and strain” and could lead to a rise in poor care and negligence. The news comes following a survey that showed there were on average 150 incidents of abuse to those in care being lodged on a daily basis. Danger of Overworked Carers Earlier this year a Freedom of Information request found the Care Quality Commission was informed of 30,000 allegations of abuse involving people using social care services in the first six months of this year. The warning from the Adult Social Care watchdog stated that due to cuts and a shortage of members of staff could lead to carers being overworked and lead to issues with care. Speaking on the factors that were resulting in a failed duty of care and could lead to carers not being the carers that the
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