Councils should be given the freedom to decide how best to spend the £2bn social care funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said today.
The adult social care market is ‘broken’ with services now bought at prices that are unsustainable, a damning report has warned.
Care firms have ended contracts with 95 councils, warning they are unable to deliver services on the amount they are being paid, a new investigation has revealed.
Thousands of vulnerable people are being detained in care without sufficient checks, a new report has warned today.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has promised additional grant funding of £2bn over the next three years in an attempt to plug England’s social care budget gap.
The Government has been urged to bring forward £1.5bn from the Better Care Fund to close the funding gap in social care by MPs.
The £2bn funding shortfall for social care next year will put health reform plans at risk, according to health campaigners.
Council leaders have warned the number of adults with a learning disability needing social care is set to rise by 3% a year, putting further pressures on local authority finances.
Local government figures have expressed their disappointment at a lack of new council funding in the 2017/18 settlement.
Local plans to reform health services to secure the future of the NHS are ‘not credible’ unless cuts in social care and public health budgets are reversed, think tank says.