ADASS Budget Survey: Human cost of failing to address the crisis in adult social care - Alzheimer's Society comments

Posted On: 
27th June 2019

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) today publishes its annual budget survey of members, revealing how the failure of successive governments to address long-term funding for adult social care is negatively affecting those who rely on these essential services.

Sally Copley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “How much more evidence do we need that social care is on its knees? The significant increase in the number of home care providers closing over the last year means an ever-increasing number of people and their families are at risk of a future without adequate support and facing crippling costs.

“By failing to take action, the Government is betraying hundreds of thousands of people who depend on social care for support. The hope for a long-term sustainable funding solution is slipping away as pressures mount. People with dementia face significantly higher care costs than those without the disease - we need action now to create a dedicated Dementia Fund so they can access the quality care they so urgently need.”