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

Diary of an imperfect mum: Parenting from a Special Perspective: A blog about Raising my Autistic Son


Ever wondered what it is really like to parent from a special perspective? Parent to a Special Needs Child? Where do you turn for help? What challenges do you face? What has surprised you? What have you learned? Every month I will be featuring one of my brilliant fellow SEND bloggers and sharing their reflections on raising a child with special needs.

Welcome Lynne to Diary of an Imperfect Mum. Lynne blogs over at A blog about Raising my Autistic Son. Lynne is married to Nick and they have four children. Their eldest teenage son is on the autistic spectrum. Family life is hectic and funny – friends often comment that they feel they have been in a sitcom following a visit! Lynne is also a Speech and Language Therapist.

 

Source: Diary of an imperfect mum: Parenting from a Special Perspective: A blog about Raising my Autistic Son

Autistic children struggle with utistic children – Medical News Today


New research shows that children with autism experience higher levels of sensory discomfort at school than children who do not have autism – and this affects their ability to learn.

Source: Autistic children struggle with sensory discomfort – Medical News Today