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patient-3793490_960_720.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xCash-strapped Welsh councils face bankruptcy over care costs due to huge rise in number of older people

Bryan Jones sips from a steaming mug of tea and glances wistfully out of the window of a care home in the Welsh border town of Chepstow. The 75-year-old is keen to go back to his beloved house near Tintern Abbey, but Monmouthshire county council has been unable to arrange any care for him for five months. “I want to get back to living a normal life … or as normal life as I can,” he says. “I miss my friends dropping in and going on the bus to get my shopping. I can run my own affairs from home – I’m not used to people holding my hand.”

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The Guardian

 

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