Concerned about the state of nation’s ‘failing’ care system

I AM extremely concerned about the current state of the care system in this area and the country as a whole. It is not only failing the elderly but those with illnesses and disabilities alike.

We should no longer tolerate a system which leaves many with no support and others with poor quality services. A survey by the National Autistic Society found that two-thirds of adults with autism do not have the support they need and as a result a third had developed mental health problems.

Recently, Andrew Dilnot released a report on how the system can be improved. As a local resident and a supporter of the National Autistic Society, I would like to appeal to our local MPs to bring this issue to parliament and help make Dilnot’s suggestions a reality.

Without this, people will continue to be left to cope without the support they desperately need.

DUNCAN BRAY

Swineshead