In response to today's Spending Round, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) President Julie Ogley said:

“At first glance this appears to offer clarity for next year so that decisions can be made about which services can continue and how the workforce sustained. We recognise this as a positive first step that ADASS and those of us who are older or disabled, those who are carers and those who deliver care will welcome.

“It is not as much as we and others have set out is needed and we will want to understand the detail including how this fits with other funding for local government and the NHS. We look forward to working with the government, with those across parliament, partners across the sector, and with those people who need care and support to take forward longer term funding reform and to develop a social care long term plan.”


Notes to editors

  • Our position statement is available here.