UK on brink of social care crisis: Officials

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‘The United Kingdom is on the verge of a social care crisis as funding for the care of the elderly is deteriorating, a cross-party group of politicians warn the government.

“The social care crisis is real and it is happening right now. The government cannot ignore it any longer if we are to truly have a society that works for everyone,” the group said in a letter to The Observer.

The warning by leaders of the four main political groups in local government to British Prime Minister Theresa May came after Chancellor Philip Hammond dismissed talk of a crisis in spite of calls from politicians, National Health Service (NHS) leaders, doctors and others.’

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