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The community care programme is facing a shortfall of over£750m, claimed local authority associations, the ACC and...
The community care programme is facing a shortfall of over £750m, claimed local authority associations, the ACC and AMA, yesterday.

The association's social services committees say of this, £66m of the shortfall is underfunding of existing commitments before new demands are taken into account.

Government proposals to put more young offenders into secure units also came under fire.

Rita Stringfellow, chair of the AMA's social services committee said; 'The new proposals will not solve the problem of juvenile crime. The problem is made worse by the failure of the government to implement its three-year old plan to fund additional secure remand places for juveniles.'
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