Ongoing Reflections on Social Care Sustainability (BBC News / ADASS / Health Foundation)

Summary

Local authorities will spend £22.5 billion in 2019-20 on social services for older people and younger adults with disabilities, representing an increase of £400 million over spending in the previous year. An Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) report highlights fragility in existing funding arrangements and system resilience:

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Triggle, N. (2019). Care cuts inevitable in ‘fragile and failing’ system. London: BBC Health News, June 26th 2019.

This relates to:

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ADASS Budget Survey 2019. London: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, June 2019.

Earlier speculation on the forthcoming social care green paper:

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Pym, H. (2019). Social care ‘national scandal and disgrace’. London: BBC Health News, March 4th 2019.

August 2019 Update

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Holt, A. (2019). Stop cuts to adult social care, petition urges. London: BBC Health News, August 14th 2019.

Short-Term One-Off Government Grants for Councils

Speculation on the likely problems due to arise from short-term funding:

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Triggle, N. (2019). Care services ‘at risk’ as funding doubts grow. London: BBC Health News, August 29th 2019.

September 2019 Update

Brief analysis of the Spending Plan from BBC News:

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Triggle, N. (2019). Spending plan: What it means for health and care. London: BBC Health News, September 4th 2019.

Health Foundation Recommendations

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Alderwick, H. Tallack, C. [and] Watt, T. [et al] (2019). What should be done to fix the crisis in social care? Five priorities for government. London: Health Foundation, September 5th 2019.

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