Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA)
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Almost twice as many women aged 65 and over say that feelings of loneliness were the thing they found most difficult following bereavement, compared to men of the same age (30% versus 17% respectively). Meanwhile, one in five (20%) people aged 65 and over who have been bereaved for three or more years still have feelings of loneliness. That"s according to a new survey by older people"s charity, Independent Age, to launch their new, free advice guide called Coping with bereavement: Living with grief and loss.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid said the government is preparing further reforms to the social care system as he confirmed a £240m transfer from the New Homes Bonus to boost adult social care funding in the local government settlement.
A new report from Age UK has concluded that we are living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people.
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