Probe assesses social care cuts

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AN INVESTIGATION into the impact of cuts to social care budgets in Barnsley is moving into a final stage.

Barnsley Council members are examining how spending reductions will affect residential care for elderly people.

They have heard from professionals who organisers and providers of such care.

Barnsley has a number of residential care homes and councillors are concerned, in the current economic climate, it might not be possible to keep them all open and, if so, what impact it would have on residents and their families.