ADASS Responds: New NHSD Report 'Adult Social Care Statistics in England: An Overview'

On today’s announcement of the publication of the latest report by NHS Digital, which publishes health and social care data, James Bullion, President of ADASS, says:

"Today’s report by NHSD reveals a number of indications about the rising and unacceptable levels of unmet needs for social care that now exist across all age groups.

“The report is largely based on data that does not include the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector, however, it provides a great overview of the activity and expenditure submitted by Local Authorities, and it highlights the increased demand for care and support. 

“We must always remember that social care is immense. It’s a complex system that includes unpaid carers, our invaluable workforce, and a strenuous effort to identify unmet needs across the nation.

"After 25 years of inaction from successive governments, it is imperative that the Government addresses the underlying issues of the sector, provides a long-term plan and reform and adequate funding to ensure that this complex system can deliver a care fit for the 21st century. “

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The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services is a charity. Our members are current and former directors of adult care or social services and their senior staff. Our objectives include:
  • Furthering comprehensive, equitable, social policies and plans which reflect and shape the economic and social environment of the time;
  • Furthering the interests of those who need social care services regardless of their backgrounds and status;
  • Promoting high standards of social care services.

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