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‘We’re being impoverished’: how English councils have cut care during the pandemic

Thousands of older and disabled people have faced major cuts to care packages since last March, a Guardian investigation reveals

Lee Mangar’s voice trembles with exhaustion and indignation. She has been looking after her increasingly frail father throughout the pandemic without any payments to cover her caring responsibilities.

“I am going to cry now … I just need everyone to know the absolute shoddy position Suffolk is putting vulnerable people like my dad in,” she says from her home in Ipswich. “I’m just lucky that I’ve got the determination to keep fighting, because there are a lot of people out there who can’t stand up for themselves.”

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