Question of social care funding must be urgently addressed to put health and care on a sustainable footing

14 November 2018

 

Responding to the Local Government Associations response to its social care ‘green paper’, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery said:

“We were pleased to support the Local Government Association’s work to consult on a green paper exploring options for the future for adult social care. We need to urgently address the crisis in adult social care if we are to succeed in putting health and care on a sustainable footing for the future.

We need to urgently address the crisis in adult social care if we are to succeed in putting health and care on a sustainable footing for the future.

   

“There is much to commend within these recommendations. We agree the social care sector needs urgent national investment to meet growing demand and the needs of the future population. We also need to see a reverse to damaging cuts to public health and support services, and fully appreciate the role of community services, primary care and local government in meeting these challenges.

“While we welcome the broad consensus around increasing the funding for social care, we believe the method for delivering this is a political decision for the government to make. However, the need to take action is now more pressing than ever.”

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