“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."
“This report shows that despite severe funding pressures, quality ratings across social care have been maintained overall, with 84 per cent of providers now rated as good or outstanding, up from 82 per cent last year."
“Councils are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support who need it, but rising costs and demand pressures mean incredibly difficult decisions are having to be made about this vital service."
“Councils are responsible for public health and doing everything they can to help smokers quit, including running a range of innovative programmes and services to encourage them to stub out tobacco for good."
“The Spending Round next week is an opportunity for the Government to invest in council-run services such as social care, to improve people’s lives for the better and save much more further down the line."