Age UK: 50,000 elderly have died waiting for social care package

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Ministers accused of being ‘in denial’ about perilous state of local authority finances

More than 50,000 people have died waiting for care while ministers dither over long-awaited plans to overhaul the funding of social care, a charity has claimed.

Age UK estimated that 54,000 people – or 77 a day – have died while waiting for a care package in the 700 days since the government first said in March 2017 it would publish its social care green paper, which has since been delayed several times.

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