County Councils Network | Care funding cuts could lead to a ‘terminal’ impact on services and hold back health integration, report warns


Just one in ten adult social care directors believe their budgets are now manageable, as the Government is warned care funding cuts in county areas could soon be ‘terminal.’

Today, the County Councils Network publishes a new report, Delivering Adult Social Care in Challenging Times, outlining the issues and funding pressures facing county authorities in delivering this key frontline service, potentially leaving thousands of vulnerable people without the care and support to maintain their independence.

The results of a survey contained in the report from county directors of adult social care (ASC) reveals that 88% believe their budgets to be either ‘severe’ or ‘critical’, and only 12% say current funding levels are ‘manageable’.
It is yet more evidence ahead of the Autumn Statement on the brittle nature of the social care system in England.

 

Source: County Councils Network | Care funding cuts could lead to a ‘terminal’ impact on services and hold back health integration, report warns

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