Joint statement on the future funding of adult social care

#socialcarefuture, a unique movement of people that draw on or work in the field of social care, has today joined forces with organisations representing local councils, charities and professionals to call on Ministers to break their silence on the future funding of social care.

Anna Severwright, convener of #socialcarefuture said “While the government has set out its ‘roadmap to freedom’, many of us who draw on social care to live our lives fear something akin to permanent lockdown unless further resources are committed urgently.”

“People and families in our network that draw on social care are already telling us that they are facing increased costs and reduced services because of this underinvestment in our lives. After the year many of us have had to endure, this just adds insult to injury”

“Today we are joining with others to express our deep disappointment at the invisibility of social care in the Chancellor’s budget statement and are calling on the government to show that the lives of older and disabled people and their families matter and to give hope by investing now to grow the brighter future we all want to look forward to”

We are calling on the government to:

  • Make an immediate announcement of extended and increased funding from April to stabilise social care and to ensure continuity of support to those who draw on social care, while meeting the continuing costs of Covid-19
  • Commit to publication before the summer parliamentary recess of promised proposals for sustained and sustainable investment in social care, giving MPs the opportunity during the recess to hear from their constituents about the care and support they want for themselves, their families and communities. 

Read the Joint Statement on the future funding of adult social care

Signed by:

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Care and Support Alliance

Care Provider Alliance

Local Government Association (LGA)

Social Care Future

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

Notes

#socialcarefuture is a movement of people and organisations that draw on or work in the field of social care, pursuing investment in and reform of social care so that everyone can look forward to living in the place they call home, with the people and things that they love, in communities where we look out for one another, doing what matters to us.

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