Bold action is desperately needed to secure both the immediate and long-term future of care and support.
Responding to the launch of a Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on adult social care and its long-term funding needs following the pandemic, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“Bold action is desperately needed to secure both the immediate and long-term future of care and support.
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.
“In addition to supporting this inquiry, we continue to call on the Government to urgently bring forward its proposals and a clear timetable for reform, so that we can finally put social care on a sustainable footing and enable people to live the lives they want to lead.”
Notes to editors
The LGA is a cross-party organisation and has offered to work with all partners to find a sustainable long-term solution for funding adult social care.