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Services for elderly and disabled people face collapse

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1444
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Social care services in Britain are in danger of collapsing unless the government allocates an extra £700m ($980m) each year, an inquiry by the King's Fund has concluded.

    The report, from the healthcare charity based in London, warns that without urgent improvements care and support services could face recruitment and retention crises as bad as those currently seen in nursing and medicine. The report says that the one million care and support workers in Britain exist on low pay, are poorly trained, …

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