Thursday October 23, 2014

ADASS President David Pearson has welcomed today’s publication of the Care Act guidance and regulations which will drive how care is arranged in practice from April next year and affecting many millions of users and carers in this country.

He said: “Central government has taken into account local government’s own assessment of the costs which was completed at the end of August. While the application of the Care Act comes at a very challenging time for adult social care funding, the extra money for carers is a welcome contribution to the support of unpaid carers in this country who make an enormous contribution to the care and support of their family and friends.”

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For further information contact:
David Pearson, ADASS President, 0115 977 2207
Drew Clode, ADASS Policy/Press Adviser, 020 8348 5023/07976 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.

Inmany authorities ADASS members will also share a number of responsibilities forthe provision and/or commissioning of housing, leisure, libraries, culture, andcommunity safety on behalf of their councils. More than a third of DASSs arealso the statutory director of children’s services for their authority.