Great Britain is facing a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; gap in social care spending, with England lagging far behind Scotland, warns a think tank (stock image)

The gap in social care spending between England and Scotland is widening, with patients receiving 43 percent more per capita north of the border

  • Great Britain is facing a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; gap in social care spending, a think tank has warned
  • Scotland spent £ 445 per capita compared to £ 310 per capita in England last year
  • English pensioners have to finance their own care up to their last £ 23,250

Great Britain is facing a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; gap in social care spending. England lags far behind Scotland, warns a think tank.

North of the border, £ 445 per capita is spent per year – compared to just £ 310 each south of it, according to figures from the Health Foundation.

That is a difference of 43 percent. Wales spends 33 percent more per capita than England.

Great Britain is facing a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; gap in social care spending, with England lagging far behind Scotland, warns a think tank (stock image)

Great Britain is facing a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; gap in social care spending, with England lagging far behind Scotland, warns a think tank (stock image)

Pensioners in Scotland benefit from free personal care, while in England people have to finance their own care up to their last £ 23,250, including the value of their home-polluting legacies.

Charity Anita Charlesworth said social care was the victim of the & # 39; political stalemate & # 39;

Charity Anita Charlesworth said social care was the victim of the & # 39; political stalemate & # 39;

Charity Anita Charlesworth said social care was the victim of the & # 39; political stalemate & # 39;

The ministers in Westminster have promised a green paper on the reform of social care, but the paralysis of the Brexit has delayed this.

The Health Foundation, an independent charity, said the inequality between Scotland and England had worsened and predicted a £ 4.4 billion financing deficit in England by 2023/24.

Charity Anita Charlesworth said social care was the victim of the & # 39; political stalemate & # 39 ;.

& # 39; If the reform is not addressed, the shortcomings of social care will continue to undermine the NHS, & # 39; she said.

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