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I have been engaging with local authority social services for the care of my aged aunt. She has 3 carer viists per day and is reasonably well looked after (cleaned, fed, watered as it were). However, her next door neighbour who we used to employ as a carer (informal arrangement but paid every month), has consistently made complaints against myself and family. She complains that we, as a family, have neglected my aunt and has gone as far as doing the following things: - Complained to social services (no problems or censure ensued) - Complained to the office of the public guardian suggesting that my aunts money was being mishandled - Complained to the carers who carry out my aunts care tasks (who have noted these allegations in a 'daily care record'. What I would like to know is whether this behaviour, if corroborated by social services (as my witnesses) would constitute slander that I could take action on ? Thank you Yours sincerely XXXXX XXXXX