In response to the announcement of the Local Government Settlement, James Bullion, ADASS President said:

 

"We were hoping for a settlement that would enable us to stabilise care and support services for millions of older and disabled people and family carers. We have repeatedly asked for certainty so that we can ensure that care providers remain in business, staff are paid a national care wage, carers get the support and breaks they need and we ensure that we can support more people to remain at home. This settlement is a poor outcome for social care, following a difficult year.  2021 must the year that the Government puts social care at the heart of its post-Covid-19 recovery plan. Investing in social care will benefit us all.

 

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Dr Phil McCarvill
ADASS Deputy Chief Officer
Phil.McCarvill@ADASS.org.uk
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