Ray James, Immediate Past President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said:

“The Government’s failure to provide desperately needed extra funding for adult social care means that this winter and throughout next year we will inevitably see more older and disabled people not getting the care and support they rely upon to survive each day, an even greater toll being placed on the 6.5 million family members and other carers, increasing delays in the NHS, and even more care homes closing and growing gaps and failures in the care market.

“Money in the last two years of this parliament comes too late to help nearly 2 million people who rely on care and support.

“The Government has plainly ignored a wide range of respected voices; The Care Quality Commission, The National Audit Office, The Health Select Committee, professional bodies, charities, care providers, independent experts and leading figures in the NHS.

“We urge the Chancellor to take immediate steps to bring forward the funding needed to ensure that older and disabled people can get the care and support they need each and every day of their lives.”


Alan Harris

ADASS Media Office

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

t: 020 7664 3239

e: mediaenquiries@adass.org.uk