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Islington Pensioners Forum: ‘There is a crisis in social care’

PUBLISHED: 09:34 26 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 26 April 2017

Last night's Islington Pensioners Forum panel, from left: Heather Wakefield, Dot Gibson, George Durack and Cllr Janet Burgess. Picture: Polly Hancock

Last night's Islington Pensioners Forum panel, from left: Heather Wakefield, Dot Gibson, George Durack and Cllr Janet Burgess. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Islington Pensioners Forum has launched a petition calling for the government to give the council more money to provide social care.

Islington Pensioners Forum secretary Dot Gibson speaks at the social care 'crisis' meeting last night. Picture: Polly HancockIslington Pensioners Forum secretary Dot Gibson speaks at the social care 'crisis' meeting last night. Picture: Polly Hancock

The group called a meeting in the town hall last night in response to what it billed as a “crisis in social care”.

Secretary Dot Gibson said: “We are speaking on behalf of people finding it more and more difficult to have their say.

“I live in sheltered accommodation. I see carers come to see their client at 9am, and they’ll be back in the evening at 9pm. What sort of working day is that? This is what is happening, and we have to understand what that means.

“It’s about time we start exchanging our understanding and experiences.”

For more information, visit islingtonpensionersforum.co.uk


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