“87,000 people can’t keep up with care bills” 

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Care charges. Chaminda Jayanetti writes: “Nearly 90,000 adult care users are behind on their care charge payments, with around one in four of all chargeable care users issued with reminder notices or more serious enforcement action.” Article on Open Democracy international news website.

We’re quoted:

[WinVisible] said care charges were a form of “violence against women”. “Those of us with high needs get the highest charges, including women of colour already hit by health inequality.  Women who drop out [of care] live in squalor or are forced to rely on acquaintances or men who often become abusive, shortening our lives.”

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