In response to the Government’s Care homes support package, Julie Ogley, Immediate Past President of the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services, said:

We are, of course, very pleased that support for care homes is now a top government priority and that there is some additional funding to support infection control. Care at home is also a priority for us including for people who employ personal assistants.

Directors, councils, social care providers, care staff and families have all been working endlessly since the beginning of this pandemic to make sure that people needing care and support get it as safely as possible. We asked for recognition for social care, PPE, testing and funding to support that effort. We also asked for support for care staff.

This goes a step towards that though it is obviously tragically late in the day for some. We hope that government does now recognise that social care will never again be an afterthought to the NHS as it is so essential to the fabric of our society. Coronavirus will not be contained unless social care is recognised and supported.

We will continue to put in every effort to support older and disabled people and their families and to support providers and their dedicated staff.

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Notes to Editors

The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services is a charity. 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.

 

Our members are current and former directors of adult care or social services and their senior staff. 

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