‘The lives we want to lead’ – the LGA green paper for adult social care

6 December 2018
Source: LGA

The responses the LGA have received have make it clear beyond doubt: doing nothing is no longer an option. Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point. The Government’s recent decision to delay its long-awaited green paper on the issue until

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VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group): A stitch in time: the case for funding social care

8 October 2018
Source: VODG

This report sets out the key financial pressures facing providers of social care to disabled people. It describes the impact of an under-resourced adult social care sector that is already in evidence, and highlights the growing crisis in housing for disabled people. It also outlines how the government can best secure the provision of high quality care and support and

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Independent Age: New report: A Taxing Question: How to pay for free personal care

19 September 2018

Independent Age has released a new report, A Taxing Question: How to pay for free, personal care, produced in conjunction with Grant Thornton UK LLP and The Social Market Foundation, which looks at various funding options for social care, including what they would cost the individual and what the funding situation might look like in 10 years’ time. Some of

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NHS pressures and care market failures across country means short-term funding must continue, ADASS budget survey reveals

15 June 2018

Despite a welcome injection of short-term funding into the sector, adult social care across the country face care market failures, reduced investment in prevention, and the knock-on effects from NHS pressures – such as an increased focus on people delayed in hospital, and a reduction in NHS spend on continuing health care – the Association for the Directors of Adult

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ADASS: Ready Steady Go! Driving stability and innovation in the adult social care market

22 May 2017
Source: ADASS

With the sustainability of the care market a key risk for adult social services, ADASS and EY organised a roundtable of adult social care leaders to debate the challenges and explore potential ways to put the market on a more stable footing. Ever since the Care Act took effect, councils have been grappling with their new duty to foster sustainable

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Sense: Government must address social care underfunding, says Sense in response to today’s CQC report

17 October 2015
Source: Sense

15 October 2015 Today, National deafblind charity Sense called on the government to release more funds to local authorities to ensure that they can provide the right level of social care. The call follows a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, which said that “41% of providers are inadequate

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