Stephen says, “My 80-year old father in law lives in sheltered accommodation. He is housebound and uses a wheelchair. A care worker comes in and prepares his food and feeds him. Once a week, he is showered by a care worker. He has just been told that the local authority will no longer pay for someone to shop for him, clean his apartment, or do his washing. For the past three years or so they have offered two hours per week of such care. He is incapable of doing any of these things for himself, and his pension barely covers the cost of his accommodation. The social worker who (reluctantly) informed him of the change said the authority was slashing the care budget because of government cuts, and he was not considered ‘a priority’.”