John Fuller 01 February 2018

The role of districts in social care cannot be overstated

The role of districts in social care cannot be overstated

It is often forgotten district councils have a central role in social care by reducing the burden on the sector and improving lives.

Most residents would be forgiven for not knowing districts play a vital role in solving small problems before they become large ones. Yet, as the Government understandably focuses on the big numbers, it is disappointing that our role in reducing the demand for expensive services does not seem to be recognised in the draft local government finance settlement, with some 88 districts being unable to benefit from the changes to council tax levels as the £5 threshold has remained static.

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