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The issue gets more urgent (& costly) every year

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, welcomes the launch of an inquiry by the CLG Committee into the financial sustainability of local authority social care.

"We are in real danger of a crisis in social care, with councils', providers' and carers' ability to support our loved ones and ensure they live the dignified and independent life they deserve undermined by severe funding pressures.

"The growing demand of an ageing population, as well as the increasing costs following the introduction of the National Living Wage, are squeezing care home and domiciliary care providers to the point of collapse.  "On top of this, councils are starting from an unstable foundation, having had to close a £5 billion funding gap over the past five years”.

Researched Links:

LGA:  Councils respond to launch of adult social care inquiry

PC&PE:  Interests of users must be paramount in new approaches to care

LGA:  Councils respond to personal budgets report

Invitation to ‘tool-up’ for better care

People need people

Despite the ‘cheers’, there are real fears

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

Without them Social Care and the NHS would collapse

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

It’s like running a car; the older we get the more ‘maintenance’ we need

Action is needed to address inequalities in end of life care

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