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Data from the National Autistic Society (NAS) reveals the scale of neglect and abuse experienced by adults with autism, and the charity warns that government’s plans for the care system could make the situation worse.
Sir Merrick Cockell said the additional funding was needed on top of the Better Care Fund, the £3.8bn project to bring together health and social care services. He also called for the fund to become a five-year commitment, rather than the year it is officially scheduled to last.
This is the key finding of a survey of adult social care departments by ADASS.
The LGO took on responsibility for registered private care providers in 2009, and adult social care has become the area of complaint with the highest uphold rate.
Firstly the word “methuselarity” which was coined by Aubrey de Grey to mean a future point in time when all of the medical conditions that cause human death would be eliminated and death would occur only by accident or homicide.
The pledge was made following the publication of an independent report by Baroness Denise Kingsmill which finds older people in nearly two-thirds of areas being given visits lasting just 15 minutes, with many care workers not paid if they choose to stay longer.