EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE

Commenting on the recent adult social care data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), ADASS President Ray James said: “There has been a long term trend to deliver information and advice and to enable people to access mainstream universal services and have choice and control and make decisions that are personal to them.

“These figures suggest that this trend continues, and given the scale of sustained budget reductions it is inevitable that fewer people will receive long term support.”

“We are pleased that, according to the Centre just over 90 per cent of people who use our services were satisfied, to varying degrees, with the service they received, but will not be complacent in respect of those people who had anything less than a satisfactory experience of care.”

ENDS

For further information contact

 

Ray James, 020 8379 4160  

Drew Clode, 020 8348 5023 mob: 07976 837755

Editorial Notes  

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents directors and senior managers of adult social services departments in English local authorities. Directors (DASSs) have statutory responsibilities for the social care of older people, adults with disabilities and adults with mental health needs.