Report shows Government has cut its spending on social care


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A report released by the Department of Health in February shows that government spending on social care was less in 2007-08 than had been the in the previous 12 months.

The report – Personal Social Services Expenditure and Unit Costs England 2007-08- shows that gross expenditure on older people went down from £8,920m to £8,770m. Spending on residential and domiciliary care also went down by 2 per cent.


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