The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.
The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).
Adult Social Care report
The Committee concluded that the Government needs to take three urgent steps with regards to the funding of social care.
- Address the funding pressures being felt now
- Ensure that funding for social care is linked to need and rising demand following the reforms to local government finance
- Based on cross-party and public support, find a lasting way of funding social care sustainably in the long-term.