LGA responds to London Councils report on adult social care

"If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term."


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Responding to a report by London Councils on adult social care, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

"This report shows that councils are making a positive difference to people’s lives and saving money for the NHS by providing adult social care to all those who need it.

“The adult social care funding crisis is having an impact on older and disabled people across the country with services nationally facing a £1 billion funding gap next year, rising to £3.6 billion by 2025.

“If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term.

“We urge the Government to address the growing funding gap in the forthcoming Spending Round and to propose a long term sustainable solution as soon as possible. Local government stands ready to host cross-party talks to kick-start this process.”

Notes to editors

‘One year on – the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing’