2nd December 2019: Last week, more than 90% of adult care directors expressed their despair at the current funding situation, according to The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ (ADASS) autumn survey*. This revealed an additional £699 million of savings were planned for this year.
Directors are now saying that they:
Julie Ogley, ADASS president said:
“Good care and support transforms lives. It enhances health and wellbeing, increases independence, choice and control. It is distinctive, valued, and personal.”
She added: “This is why, whoever forms the next government must make a choice and prioritise adult social care. Those of us who are not getting care and support, those who are not getting enough care, those who are giving up work to care for family members and those who are getting ill and ending up in hospital for want of care at home deserve the social care we know is possible and essential…The next government must give certainty about funding, longer-term reform and a long-term plan that puts fairness at the heart of everything”
And so say all of us at the R&RA.