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Home care crisis: Reduced budgets stretching providers

4 November 2013 Last updated at 07:37 GMT

The home care system in the UK is under increasing pressure due to a combination of budget cuts and a growing number of people requiring care.

The BBC understands that a number of providers have turned down contracts from councils for financial reasons as working conditions for home carers continue to deteriorate.

Jenny Hill reports.