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Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises


BBC News Research has revealed disabled and vulnerable adults in England will face a steep rise in the amount they have to pay towards their care, with Directors of council services blaming years of government funding cuts.

One woman, Saskia Granville earlier this year was shocked when she found her care charges had increased from £92 to £515 per month. A sum of almost £1,500 was also taken out of Saskia's bank account as a backdated payment, in March, leaving her in debt.

Her mother, Bobbie, says: "Without my intervention, she wouldn't have had any food that week. She wouldn't have been able to pay her gas, electricity or water bills."

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Source: BBC News, 24 August 2021

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