Laura Sharman 25 June 2021

Councillors back call for social care priority in Government

Councillors back call for social care priority in Government image

More than nine in 10 councillors have called on the Government to give greater priority and funding to social care, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted for the Local Government Association (LGA) by Survation for Social Care Future (SCF), also shows 95% of councillors from across the political spectrum recognised the important role of councils in supporting and working alongside local communities to ensure people have the support they need to live good lives.

The majority of councillors (94%) agree with SCF's vision that the function of social care is to ensure that we can all 'live in the place we call home, be with the people and things that we love, in communities where we care about and support each other, doing the things that matter to us.'

Cllr David Fothergill, chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: 'As this survey proves, local councillors across the country and of all political colours are overwhelmingly in favour of social care being a major priority for the Government along with the funding needed to not just get through the pandemic, but to build back better from it.

'As SCF state, we all want to live in the place we call home, be with the people and things that we love, in communities where we care about and support each other, doing the things that matter to us. This is the role of social care and 94 per cent of councillors agree with this vision.'

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