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Cinderella needs a Fairy Godmother urgently
Richard Humphries, Assistant Director of Policy at The King’s Fund has responded to this year's ADASS budget survey.  “This survey once again highlights the mounting pressures on social care budgets.  ….  Social care is now at a crossroads.  It is at risk of becoming a residual service, available only to those with the lowest incomes and highest needs, leaving thousands of people and their families struggling to meet the costs of care”.
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King’s Fund:  Social care at a crossroads - response to the ADASS budget survey

Survey

LGA Responds to ADASS Budget survey 2015

The NHS is not the only ‘care service’ with a funding ‘Black Hole’

Bigger & more potholes filled with street rubbish

Evolving the NHS & Social Care will require the involvement of both providers & users

National Voices meet the challenge of health and social care

IFS - Public service spending: more cuts to come

CQC inspectors publish reports on 65 adult social care services in the south of England

LGA:  Three-quarters of MPs support the protection of adult social care funding

Social care should be free at the end of life

‘Too much’ inequality across health & social care, finds CQC

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