Menu

Login to access your account

Mon, 13 July 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Coronavirus
New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs Member content
The Lords report into gambling was food for thought - it’s time now for the Government to get on with their Review Member content
Culture
Press releases

Independent Age comment on NHS Digital Adult Social Care Activity and Finance Report

George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing | Independent Age

1 min read

Below is Independent Age's comment on the NHS Digital Adult Social Care Activity and Finance Report.


A real term increase of just 0.4% is pitiful when local authorities are faced with more than 5,000 requests per day for support. They already can’t cope, having been forced to make significant cuts in recent years.

By 2019/20, the funding lifeline from the Adult Social Care Precept will have been maxed out by 42% of local authorities. The only option is large scale reform with a long term funding solution to ensure all older people get free personal care; this is within reach and identified in our report, A Taxing Question.  Continued chronic underfunding is leaving older people who are most in need, at serious risk and neglected by the nation.

Read the most recent article written by George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing - Cold Weather Payments are not delivering what they’re designed for - Independent Age

Categories

Social affairs
Partner content
NHS Parliamentary Awards

The NHS Parliamentary Awards sponsored by Fujifilm are a chance for all MPs in England to celebrate the outstanding care they and their constituents receive.

Find out more