LGA responds to ADASS survey on adult social care provider support

“This survey shows councils are doing all they can to support care providers despite being under huge pressure themselves to combat coronavirus and protect our elderly and most vulnerable."


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Responding to a survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) on the support being offered to care providers by councils during the coronavirus pandemic, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“This survey shows councils are doing all they can to support care providers despite being under huge pressure themselves to combat coronavirus and protect our elderly and most vulnerable.

“Councils are working closely with people using social care services, their local care provider, and the NHS to ensure people who use social care, and the workforce, are able to stay safe and well.

“While emergency funding made available to councils and providers has helped during the pandemic, future funding support will be needed to help meet increasing demand and costs and ultimately, only long-term sustainable funding will future-proof adult social care.”