NHS Providers responds to ADASS roadmap to transform social care

26 April 2023

Responding to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) roadmap to transform adult social care in England, Miriam Deakin, director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers said:

"Despite repeated commitments from the government to address the challenges in social care, not enough is being done.

"Social care is crucial in helping people remain independent and live the lives they want. Delayed discharge from hospital is, in part, due to the overwhelming need for more funding for social care as well as better support for community services.

"This report shows we need greater investment in community capacity, prevention, integrated services, data and digital, and meaningful reform – as well as rewards for the workforce. It's deeply concerning that national funding for the social care workforce was recently halved.

"Addressing the issues facing the social care sector will require local collaboration and leadership, but most importantly, real cross-party impetus to turn words into action."