We need an attitude change in Britain about how we feel about the elderly, because for far too long the attitude has been, out of site, out of mind.

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We need an attitude change in Britain about how we feel about the elderly, because for far too long the attitude has been, out of site, out of mind.

Post  ivanhoe on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:24 am

Europe shames Britain on care for the elderly as we rank 17th out of 20 in list of money spent on our elders

Successive governments have betrayed Britain’s pensioners by spending less on social care for the elderly than almost any other country in Europe.

Research which campaigners say ‘should shame us as a nation’ has found that Italy and France spend twice as much on their pensioners as we do in the UK.
Britain comes 17th out of the 20 major European countries surveyed, behind wealthy Germany as well as former Communist countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic.

Miserable: Proportionally the UK spend less than half of the what Italy do on the elderly.

It shows that the UK simply does not respect and care about their elderly people as much as our EU neighbours do.

The tiny amount of public spending committed to the elderly – 5.8 per cent of national income compared to 11.7 per cent in Italy – is a key reason behind the scandal of tens of thousands of people having to sell their homes every year to pay for their residential care.

The Pensioners Winter Fuel Payment has been cut by this right wing Tory lead coalition.

For the over 60’s, the annual payment has been cut by £50, leaving £200.

For the over 80’s, the annual payment has been cut by £100, leaving £300. This is to supposedly save money.

There is a petition to help elderly people, please sign it.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/40711



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Our elderly people should be able to live out their retirement years free from worry about bills.

Post  ivanhoe on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:36 pm

We up hold third world countries, fight wars in the far east, send billions a week to the EU, then right wing government past and present say that our pensioners are a burden on the State.
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