Responding to a report by Age UK on a rise in unmet care needs and the costs to the NHS of delayed discharges due to a lack of social care, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“People’s unmet care needs will continue to increase and deepen the crisis in adult social care unless the sector receives a long-term fundingsettlement, like the NHS, and further funding is made available for council’s public health and prevention services.
“To prevent crises in the NHS, government needs to plug the £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 and reverse the £600 million in reductions to councils’ public health grants between 2015/16 and 2019/20.
Source: Care needs will continue to increase and deepen the crisis in adult social care | Care Industry News
- 3 in 4 (75%) family carers say they have no long-term plan for what will happen when they can no longer provide support to their loved one, according to the disability charity Sense.
- Over two thirds (67%) of families caring for disabled adults with complex needs live in fear of what will happen to their loved one when they are no longer able to provide support.
- 9 out of 10 (95%) family carers say they have little to no trust in local authorities to provide adequate support to their loved one. Only 1 in 3 local authorities know how many disabled adults are being cared for by family and friends at home, with only 1 in 4 councils able to support carers to make contingency plans for future care options.
- Sense is calling on central government to adequately resource local authorities to provide better support for disabled people and their families, now and in the future.
Source: Report reveals looming heart-breaking care crisis for disabled adults and families | Care Industry News