“Elderly waiting up to a year for home care”

Remember this when we are told next week which of our community hospitals are being closed.

More than 4,000 of the country’s most frail and elderly pensioners are languishing on hidden waiting lists for home care, with some recorded waits of a year or longer.

Details of the waiting lists, provided to The Sunday Times by more than 100 councils, reveal a postcode lottery in which some pensioners assessed as needing council-funded care may wait for months for help, while in other parts of the country there are no waiting lists at all. …”

Sunday Times (paywall)