Stark Challenges in Social Care
A report by the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services reveals the long term problems facing local authorities in delivering care for older residents with 78 per cent of councils expressing concern about their ability to meet the statutory duty to ensure care market stability within their existing budgets.
The survey has also revealed serious concerns about the impact of funding reductions on providers and the care market. Three quarters of councils believe that providers will experience financial difficulties over the next year, with two thirds concerned that those pressures could impact on the quality of care over that period and directly affect thousands of people who need those services.
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