The English Community Care Association (ECCA) comments on the report released by Laing & Buisson, Annual Survey of UK Local Authority Baseline Fee Rates, regarding the shortfall in fees paid by councils for elderly care.
Martin Green, Chief Executive of ECCA, said:
“The Laing and Buisson figures clearly show that councils funding for care is not keeping up with inflation. It must also be remembered, that these increases are on fee levels which do not represent the true costs of care”.
Martin Green continues:-
“The care system is in crisis because local authorities are refusing to pay the true costs of care, yet still expecting to get high quality services and the Government is guilty of shameful complacency in refusing to find a solution to the long-term care funding crisis”.