Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Care homes "in meltdown"

SG is quoted in today's Guardian, which indicates rising demand for care home places while the number of available places falls.

Care home sales threaten elderly
Sandra Gidley, the Liberal Democrats' spokeswoman for older people, said: "The care home sector is in meltdown yet the government sits idly by. While ministers twiddle their thumbs, the victims of these closures are vulnerable elderly people whose lives are lost through the trauma of an eviction from what they thought was their home for life."

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