Director denies funding bias claim

A social services director has rebuffed claims that authorities are
discriminating against older people in the funding of social

Christine Paley, co-chair of the Association of Directors of Social
Services’ older people’s committee, said the comments in a Social
Policy on Ageing Information Network (Spain) report were

Other research, such as that from the King’s Fund, had “tried not
to marshal blame in any one direction, but looked across the system
and the deficit of funding generally”, she said.

In What Price Care in Old Age?, Spain, a coalition whose members
include Age Concern and Help the Aged, says councils continue to
underfund older people’s services in favour of children and younger

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