There is a willingness to accept funding solutions for adult social care that have been considered “politically unpalatable or inexpedient” by successive governments, a consultation by the Local Government Association has revealed.
Cuts to adult social care services due to ongoing austerity have “gone too far” and the consequences are not fully understood, the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services will warn today.
Every one of us will at some point have contact with adult social care, whether we need it for ourselves or a loved one, or if we work in the sector or as an unpaid carer. Adult social care and support matters – it helps people live the life they want to.
A wide-ranging social care green paper, including proposals on how to stabilise the current system and ensure vulnerable people receive the care they need in the future, has been published by the Local Government Association.
The new health and social care secretary has said social care budgets have been under more “intense pressure” than demands placed on the NHS and pledged £412m of technology funding for sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).
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