Hundreds of Scots died while waiting for social care packages last year as new figures reveal “a cruel crisis of care” linked to cuts to council budgets.

More than 270 people died while waiting for their social care packages to start in 2015, and some vulnerable patients waited more than a year for much-needed carers to help them accomplish basic tasks.

Reported by The Scotsman. You can read the full story here. 

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