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Report – Increase in ‘disgraceful’ 15-minute care visits

A report by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has made the news today, most notably due to its highlighting of the increase in 15-minute care visits. According to the report, 60% of boroughs in the UK use this length of visits as part of the care of elderly and disabled people.

This has been severely criticised by the organisation, as 15 minutes is seen as not enough time for proper care to be given and forces people to make a choice over what they want help with rather than getting all the help they need.

Have you been affected by this in Southwark? Can 15 minutes ever be sufficient to deal with the care needs of a disabled individual? We’d welcome any feedback on this or any other story that relates to carers who care for someone who has a care package in place.

Here is the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24424785

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