LGA responds to Salvation Army report on social care

“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future."


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

“Councils in England receive 1.8 million new requests for adult social care a year – the equivalent of nearly 5,000 a day - and there is a £3.6 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care and support. 

“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future. The new Prime Minister should publish the much-delayed government green paper before the party conferences start and use the upcoming Spending Review to provide both an immediate and long-term sustainable funding solution, which people who use and work in adult social care urgently need.”


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Councils in England face an overall funding gap of £8 billion by 2025. The LGA’s #CouncilsCan campaign calls on the new Prime Minister to ensure the forthcoming Spending Review secures the future of vital local services and the long-term financial sustainability of councils. Visit our campaign page for more information.