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The extra £2bn for the adult social care sector will reduce not remove the pressure to find savings

Source: Extra social care cash won’t spell the end of frontline cuts, directors warn


It seems we are running out of ways to convey to the government the level of crisis that now exists in social care.

The care system has been described as “at a tipping point”, in “a deeper existential crisis”, part of a “humanitarian crisis” and, more recently, “on its knees”. Health and care leaders have pleaded with government ministers to put extra funding into social care, with some even seeing it as the priority ahead of extra funding for the NHS. Local government leaders point to a funding gap of £2.6bn by 2020 and rightly say that funding the growing needs of an ageing population cannot be left to the council taxpayer alone.

Councils prepare to cut essential services to fund adult social care,Read more Council leaders also remind us that the social care crisis is not just about older people. There are many other groups needing social care, including people with learning disabilities. People may be surprised to learn that about a third of councils’ annual social care spending, approximately £5bn, goes on supporting adults with learning disabilities.

The crisis in social care is caused by insufficient funding in the face of growing need. Cuts to council budgets have led to losses to adult social care budgets estimated by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to be £5.5bn by the end of this financial year. Many councils have had to deal with cuts to their budgets of 40% or more since 2010. They have also faced additional costs from the Care Act passed in 2014, the introduction of the national living wage for the care sector and continued rising demand for care.

The Kings Fund has recently said that adult social care is “rapidly becoming little more than a threadbare safety net for the poorest and most needy older and disabled people”. As we approach the budget and with talk of some additional funding for social care, it is time to ask ourselves if we accept this.

Source: Social care is on its knees. We all have a stake in its future | Barbara Keeley | Opinion | The Guardian


Age UK report calls for urgent action, including cash injection in spring budget and development of long-term plan Social care in England is at risk of imminent collapse in the worst affected areas unless urgent steps are taken to address the crisis engulfing the sector, Age UK has warned. The charity’s latest report on the healthcare of older people calls for a cash injection into the adult social care system in the spring budget and the development of a long-term solution to a problem that will otherwise become more acute. Analysis previously published by Age UK suggests almost 1.2 million people aged 65 and over do not receive the care and support they need with essential daily activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. That figure has shot up by 17.9% in just a year and almost by 50% since 2010, with nearly one in eight now living with some level of unmet need, it says. Age UK’s charity director, Caroline Abrahams, said the report makes for “frightening reading”, adding:

Source: English social care system for elderly facing ‘complete collapse’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


The National Care Association (NCA) is calling on the new government to tackle the serious funding gap in social care.

Source: Underfunding of social care and living wage costs puts care services in jeopardy | Care Industry News


Category: ADASS, Adult care, Adult Services, Adult social care services

Source: ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care | Care Industry News


Figures released today have delivered the most damning evidence of the continued and unrelenting pressure social care, and the impact it has on people in

Source: Damning evidence of social care under relentless pressure | Care Industry News


MPs were warned today that growing demand, new burdens and significant budget cuts meant that additional funding for adult social care was too little, and would

Source: Government must address the chronic underfunding of adult social care – and quickly | Care Industry News


Supporting Labour in Barnsley

byTristan Donovan

Increased tax would raise extra £400m in 2016-17, not enough to meet increased costs of living wage and care packages, says LGA

As a result even councils that intend to apply the council tax precept, which can be applied on top of the standard council tax rise without the need for a local referendum, face having to find ways to save money.

The LGA called for the government to bring forward an extra £700m in…

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Increased tax would raise extra £400m in 2016-17, not enough to meet increased costs of living wage and care packages, says LGA

Source: Council tax hike not enough to fill care funding gap, warn town hall chiefs | Community Care


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Source: We are now on the fast-track towards a care home collapse | Disability UK Blog

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