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United Kingdom: Older People Left Without Support

Expand Older woman leaving a community center with programs for older people in East London.  © 2018 Stephanie Hancock for Human Rights Watch (London) – Older people in England are at risk of not getting adequate assistance to live independent, dignified lives due to uneven assessments for social services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In doing so, the United Kingdom government risks failing to secure older persons’ rights to health, and to live in the community. For the 35-page report, “Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments for Older People in England,” Human…

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