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With three hours of home help each day, Mary is just about able to live her life with independence and dignity, but are we withdrawing that option for future generations?

8th September, 2012
Privately, the health service people who engage with Mary are well aware that the service she gets is woefully inadequate.

With three hours of home help each day, Mary is just about able to live her life with independence and dignity, but are we withdrawing that option for future generations?

Ihave been thinking about the term 'home help' in the past few weeks. It has been in the news recently because of cutbacks in the health service, meaning that 600,000 'home help hours' have been cut.

Anyone familiar with the home help system will understand exactly...

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