According to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) approximately 90% of councils in England now offer social care only to people whose needs are assessed as substantial or critical.
‘Cuts forcing English councils to limit social care’. London: BBC Health News, September 14th 2014.
Capacity Building for Adult Social Care Services Unsustainable?
A 2015 survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, completed by 147 directors of adult social services for councils in England, indicates that funding reductions to social care budgets amount to £4.6 billion since 2010; representing a 31% overall reduction, despite rising demand. Care providers may find continuation of services, and staff recruitment / retention, unsustainable.
“This worrying survey shows how the frail and elderly in our society are being hit by year on year cutbacks to council services”. Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age charity.
Adult social care firms struggling for staff due to cuts. London: BBC Health News, June 4th 2015.