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May gives £12 billion to foreign governments, while our pensioners starve

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Half of councils have axed meals on wheels since 2010… but £1.2 billion of Britain’s aid budget could buy 315 MILLION dinners for the vulnerable

Meals on wheels for vulnerable pensioners have been axed by 45% of councils

Others have increased their fees by an average of 20% so many can’t afford it

Comes as ministers unveil plans to allow town halls to increase council tax

By LARISA BROWN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

15 December 2016

Meals on wheels for vulnerable pensioners have been axed by 45 per cent of councils since 2010, figures show.

Others have increased their fees by an average of 20 per cent, leaving many unable to afford the service and contributing to malnutrition across the country.

The revelations come as ministers unveil plans to allow town halls to increase council tax by up to 6 per cent to help pay for social care services.

They will pile pressure on Theresa May to divert the £12 billion foreign aid budget to help tackle the elderly care crisis.

The average cost of a meal is now £3.80. One tenth of the foreign aid budget – £1.2 billion – would pay for more than 315 million hot meals for the elderly.

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