In response to the TUC report Austerity Uncovered, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive at Independent Age, said:
"These figures confirm that older people in particular are being affected by the cuts to council funding. We already know that over two million older people living at home in England experience difficulties with key aspects of living independently, such as bathing, dressing and cooking. Our society is ageing and a greater demand is being placed on care services that councils provide such as meals on wheels and care at home. Without an honest debate about the true costs of social care, we are worried that the cuts will continue to have a negative impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in society."