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That promised ‘cap on care‘ seems further away than ever
Council tax rises to pay for social care in 2016/17 will not bring in enough money to alleviate the growing pressure on the vital services caring for our elderly & disabled, the Local Government Association warns.  The LGA said 9 in 10 councils in England are considering, or have approved plans to raise £372m for underfunded social care services in 2016/17 by using new powers to increase council tax by 2%, without the need for a referendum.
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LGA:  Council tax rises will not fix social care funding crisis

Bigger & more potholes filled with street rubbish

DH:  New guides launched to help improve health at home for older people

No option but to pay!

LGA response to UNISON 15mins care visit report

LGA:  Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up

LGA responds to care sector letter on adult social care

LGA responds to PAC report on Care Act reforms increasing cost pressures on councils

LGA responds to RVS report of families supporting older people

LGA:  Councils respond to Spending Review announcements on social care

LGA:  Give unpaid carers council tax reductions to support the care system

All Care should all be at the same (high) standard

Well it makes better sense than just ‘bill the middle-class who have savings’

Of course if the NHS wasn’t so successful in extending our lives there wouldn’t be such a care / funding problem!

‘After Care’ is as important as treatment in hospital

If NHS needs +£8bn, what do LA’s need for social care?

DH:  Remember that the Government has no money, ultimately it has to obtain it from the ‘tax-paying public’ (2nd item)

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