Spending on vital care services for the elderly has been cut by a quarter per head since 2010, a BBC analysis shows.
An analysis by the BBC found reported spending on care for the over-65s has fallen by a quarter to £747 per head in England since 2010 once inflation is taken into account.
While facing the same pressures of an ageing population, in comparison, Wales and Scotland have largely protected their budgets.
Councils, which administer the system, have sympathy for the plight of the vulnerable who rely on their services.
The Local Government Association (LGA) became so fed up with waiting for the government that it produced its own Green Paper.
It called for tax rises so town halls could invest more in the system.
“The current situation is unsustainable and is failing people on a daily basis.”
Read more about the analysis here
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