Cuts In Social Care Are The Root Cause Of A&E Crisis

Cuts In Social Care Are The Root Cause Of A&E Crisis

Cuts In Social Care Are The Root Cause Of A&E Crisis 

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In response to figures highlighted recently by the Labour Party that shows an 81% rise in the number of over-90s in England brought to A&E by ambulance, UKHCA Chair Mike Padgham said:

"Andy Burnham is absolutely right to say that a crisis in care has led to the massive increase in older people being rushed to already over-stretched hospital A&E departments. This is a direct result of the draconian cuts in Local Authority spending on social care.

"Regular visits by homecare workers are, arguably, a far more important factor in enabling people to live their daily lives safely and independently in their own homes than GP services. With a massive reduction in the number of people eligible to receive this vital service (highlighted in the recent LSE report), combined with care commissioned by Local Authorities in a way that risks people's human rights, (as reported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission), the evidence is clear - Government is failing in its duty to support vulnerable and older people properly.  

"We call on the Government to redress urgently the cuts in social care funding being implemented by Local Authorities and to direct funding to social care services. This will improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people and deliver savings by reducing the need for the far more expensive care that results from emergency hospital visits."

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