Elderly care cuts

Could more of us end up caring for our elderly and disabled relatives at home? Kent County Council wants to make drastic cuts to adult social services. That means fewer places in residential homes with more emphasis on care at home.

The council says it has to make savings of two hundred million pounds by 2015 - a large part of which will come from care budgets - a move which will affect thousands of families in the South East. Tom Savvides investigates.

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Efforts to keep elderly at home

Kent County Council is encouraging more people to care for elderly residents at home, rather than putting them into care homes. It's hoped it'll reduce demands on adult social care.