- Millions of elderly people could be denied home help, Age UK warns
- More pensioners may have to rely on ‘flying’ 15-minute home visits
- Ministers are currently drawing up plans for new national care system
Millions of elderly people could be denied vital care under a Government shake-up of the funding system, a leading charity has warned.
There are fears older patients too frail to get out of bed by themselves will be denied home help on the state because they are not deemed dependent enough.
Age UK also warns that further cuts to the social care budget will lead to many more elderly having to rely on ‘flying’ 15-minute home visits.
Warning: Elderly people could be denied vital care under a Government shake-up, Age UK has warned