Social care system in dire state warns National Audit Office

The National Audit Office has called for immediate action describing the social care system in the UK as in a dire state due to severe staff shortages exacerbated by cuts and the impact of Brexit.

More than a million vulnerable elderly people are missing out on help they need the UK’s spending watchdog has said.

The National Audit Office (NAO) called for urgent action as it published a detailed report citing evidence showing the number of people over 65 with unmet care needs jumped by some 200,000 in the last year alone. The body said a spiralling turnover of poorly paid staff and increasing job vacancies are at the root of the problem, which is being worsened by ongoing deep cuts and fewer employees from the European Union since Brexit.

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