Monday, November 12 2012, 7:57PM
“23 October 2012 article by 'Unless' refers. In general terms I agree but it can prove extremely difficult for Social Services or even well-meaning neighbours offering help those living alone. My wife and I have lived in the marsh since 1983. A 2 mile lane with 8 houses. The lone lady elderly occupant 100 yards distant made it perfectly clear from the outset our neighbourly approach was not required. She must now 90 years old. I have spoken to her 3 times in 29 years. When taken in an emergency to hospital recently I checked around the property. It was in an appalling state which begs the question, has she any close family, children or grandchildren? If so, where are they? It's not always the Social Services fault. Indeed, my experience as a near octogenerian is that Lincolnshire Social Services operate as efficiently as anywhere else in the UK and certainly better than most.”
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