Leeds is slammed for social care lonely

Leeds City  Councillor Adam Ogilvie

Leeds City Councillor Adam Ogilvie

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LEEDS has ranked worst in the country for social isolation within adults receiving social care - with more than two thirds of people saying they don’t have as much contact with others as they would like.

A new survey from the Health and Social Care Information Centre provides the first national measure of social isolation in those receiving adult social care - and found that in Yorkshire, 43 per cent felt they had enough contact with others.

But Leeds was highlighted by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb as the worst in the country, with 70.3 per cent, saying that they did not have as much social contact as they would like.

 

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