Responding to the announcement of £162.5 million in funding to help with retention and recruitment of the adult social care workforce, Cathie Williams, Chief Executive of ADASS said: 

In the run up to what promises to be an incredibly difficult winter, it is important to know that we set out to Government the need for an additional £1.5 billion to stabilise the supply of care and support, including the essential workforce, and £1.5 billion to support unpaid carers.  This additional funding is very welcome, but it is not sufficient and equates to around £100 per care worker.   We await the promised Winter Plan and the upcoming Spending Review for further details of how the promises of long-term solutions will be met; so that the committed, courageous and compassionate people working in social care feel valued and rewarded, family carers are supported and those of us with care and support are enabled to live good lives.

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