The growing gap in social care funding must be addressed urgently

29 May 2019

 

The director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Miriam Deakin said:

 “These findings from the Health Foundation underline the perilous state of the social care sector.

“We must urgently take steps to close the growing gap between the demand for social care services and the funding available. Further inaction to agree to a sustainable funding model and address severe staff shortages in the sector risks leaving vulnerable people without the care they need.

Further inaction to agree to a sustainable funding model and address severe staff shortages in the sector risks leaving vulnerable people without the care they need.

Miriam Deakin    Director of Policy and Strategy

“The NHS and social care are two sides of the same coin.  We must invest appropriately in social care services if people are to access the health and care support they deserve, and to avoid additional pressure on accident and emergency services.

“That is why NHS Providers is one of 15 health organisations in the Health for Care coalition, led by the NHS Confederation, calling for urgent action to address the social care crisis. We must see movement on this through the forthcoming spending review and green paper.” 

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