Short care visits to elderly and disabled people are "disgraceful" and on the rise, a charity has claimed.
In England, 60% of councils use 15-minute visits, which are not long enough to provide adequate care Leonard Cheshire Disability says.
The charity says such visits can "force disabled people to choose whether to go thirsty or to go to the toilet".
But care managers insisted some short visits could be "fully justified and fully adequate".
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