Cuts to Adult Social Care (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary

Using statistics, Age UK has shown that older people in England are being increasingly left “high and dry” by councils which have cut care and support. Spending on adult social care has fallen by £1.1 billion since 2010; hundreds of thousands of older people are understood to be left without necessary support. This places frail vulnerable people at risk, and impacts upon pressures on emergency hospital admissions. There are also delayed transfers of care out of hospitals, when suitable home-based care packages are unavailable.

The Department of Health’s Better Care Fund is diverting money towards adult social care.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2014). Social care cuts ‘major cause’ of A&E problems. London: BBC Health News, January 21st 2014.

There is a BBC News video:

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Reference

Holt, A. (2015). Age UK: Social care system failing the elderly. London: BBC Health News, January 21st 2015.

This relates to:

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Age UK’s ‘score card’: the devastating truth of the social care crisis. Social care spending falls by £1.1billion. London [Online]: Age UK, January 20th 2015.

More on Eligibility Criteria and Paying for Care

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Triggle, N. (2015). Does the (care) cap fit? London: BBC Health News, January 27th 2015.

Depressing Sums or Depressing Conclusions?

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) estimates £20.8 billion will be spent on care (a 5% increase on last year, after the £1 billion cash injection announced in the Budget), but asserts £824 million of savings are still predicted.

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Triggle, N. (2017). Vulnerable told to expect cuts to council care. London: BBC Health News, June 28th 2017.

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