The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC May competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 35: Poorly sheltered, the ——— suffer

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A clue to ELDERS.
3 comments refer to this clue (from 2 competitors, 1 other)
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Comments on the clue
1.Poor wordplay. The solution isn’t an anagram of ELDERS.
2.One anagrind too many!
3."Suffer" seems superfluous. 46 is neater.