Social services leaders warn funding gap of up to £7bn a year is likely to leave vulnerable people paying for their own support by end of next parliament, writes David Brindle

Guardian,

March 17

 

For its part, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) says that paying the UKHCA’s £15.74 would cost an extra £342m a year in England, “which would require us to make very serious further cuts in parts of the adult social care service”. Although money could be switched from other budgets or raised through council tax – they have a point, writes David Brindle

Guardian

March 10

 

Councils overwhelmed by a “tsunami” of requests to protect the rights of tens of thousands of vulnerable people say the government must foot the £100m extra costs, warning that a failure to do so could put many people at risk, writes Caroline Davies

Guardian

March 24

 

Increasing numbers of care homes and home care agencies could be driven out of business because councils can no longer pay them the rates they need to operate, the leader of adult social services chiefs in England has warned, writes John Bingham.

David Pearson, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass), said the system of care for elderly and disabled people is becoming “unsustainable” in many parts of the country as a result of a combination of funding cuts and demographic pressures.

Daily Telegraph

March 17

 

Parts of England’s adult social care system will be ‘unsustainable’ unless the next government commits to providing protected funding in the next parliament, social services leaders have warned. In a report published ahead of tomorrow’s budget, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) said that a protected settlement for social care was needed to plug an annual funding gap for services

Predicted to be at least £4.3bn by 2020, writes Andy McNicoll

Community Care

March 17

 

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services’ latest paper sets social care’s stall out before the election along the lines of Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View for the NHS.

Local Government Chronicle

Column by David Pearson

March 24

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Health and wellbeing boards should be given the power to sign off local budgets for both social care and NHS services in the face of growing financial pressure, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has said, writes Sarah Calkin

March 17

Local Government Chronicle

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Adult services directors are committed to provide as much help as they can in ensuring that appropriate levels of pay are awarded to appropriately trained home care staff, writes David Pearson

Municipal Journal

March 17

David Pearson column

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Adult social care services are heading to a ‘difficult place’ unless urgent action is place them on a sustainable footing, council bosses have warned. In a new report published today by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has called for a single shared outcome framework for health care, public health and Social care services, writes Jamie Hailstone

Municipal Journal

March 17

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