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Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020, leaving increasingly less to fund other services, like fixing potholes, cleaning streets and running leisure centres and libraries.   New analysis by the Local Government Association, published ahead of the Autumn Budget, […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

Extra social care funding from Government is not reaching the front line

Providers understand the pressure that local authorities and CCGs are under, but as ADASS’ Budget Survey demonstrates, continued provider attrition threatens the capacity and ongoing quality care for people now and in the future.  As a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, across older people, people with learning or physical disabilities and […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

More cuts and difficult decisions for adult social care

WELCOME EXTRA FUNDING DOES NOT REMOVE NEEDS, DEMANDS, INCREASED COSTS AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE, SAYS ADASS   Despite welcome extra funding and councils protecting and planning to spend more on adult social care budgets, difficult decisions and more cuts need to be made in the service, according to a survey of 151 adult […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
As care homes close placing more pressures on the NHS-NCA looks at the State of Care

As care homes close placing more pressures on the NHS-NCA looks at the State of Care

The National Care Association welcomes the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report which acknowledges that the care sector is facing unprecedented financial constraints at a time when there is a rising need for care and support.  The report shows that 71% of the adult social care services inspected were rated ‘good’. The State of Care report highlights the fact that chronic underfunding […]

16th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Straight talking ADASS President Harold Bodmer will be sorely missed

Straight talking ADASS President Harold Bodmer will be sorely missed

David Behan, Chief Executive and Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Harold Bodmer’s untimely death. He was an honourable and decent man who cared deeply about people, especially those in need of support. “In his too short months as ADASS President he […]

21st July 2016 | By | Reply More
Impact Of The Spending Review On Health And Social Care- indictment of the state of care

Impact Of The Spending Review On Health And Social Care- indictment of the state of care

Commenting on the Health Select Committee Report – Impact Of The Spending Review On Health And Social Care – Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity, said:   “In a generally guarded report, what stands out is the Health Committee’s statement that cuts to social care funding have ‘exhausted the capacity’ […]

19th July 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to impact of Spending Review on Social Care

ADASS responds to impact of Spending Review on Social Care

Responding to the House of Commons Health Committee’s report, “Impact of the Spending Review on Health and Social Care”, a spokesperson for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said:   “The Health Committee’s findings mirror those from our annual budget survey published last week – that due to continued, long-term cuts to […]

19th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England says too little to late?

Care England says too little to late?

Today the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services published its esteemed annual Budget Survey.  Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, a representative body for independent social care providers, says:   “In the main, Directors of Adult Social Services recognise the essential nature of social care; however they need to have the confidence […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to CQC’s report Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

ADASS responds to CQC’s report Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s report Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, Harold Bodmer, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “ADASS supports the recommendation about working with NHS England across social care and health to identify people at risk of admission to secondary care or deterioration, and many authorities […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Age UK comments on social care funding gap

Age UK comments on social care funding gap

“Despite the best efforts of councils to protect adult social services budgets, the latest ADASS survey continues to highlight the terrible and growing gap between the care needs of older people and the services available to meet them.   “Unless policy makers are willing to invest in the sector, thousands of older people and their […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Future funding for adult social care is very bleak says VODG

Future funding for adult social care is very bleak says VODG

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability orgaisations who together provide care and support to over one million disabled people.   Head of VODG, Dr Rhidian Hughes, responded to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) 2016 budget survey by saying:   “The survey findings suggest that the […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Older people denied personalised, effective and responsive care due to poor integration across local systems

Older people denied personalised, effective and responsive care due to poor integration across local systems

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs of older people in England. In its report, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, it warns that despite a widespread commitment for integration across the sectors, substantial progress is needed to better support people who use a […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

ADASS responds to PAC Report on Personal Budgets in Social Care

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on personal budgets in adult social care, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Harold Bodmer, said:   “This report rightly highlights the importance of personal budgets. They improve the choice and control that we have over our own care, and over our own […]

9th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Damning evidence of social care under relentless pressure

Damning evidence of social care under relentless pressure

Figures released today have delivered the most damning evidence of the continued and unrelenting pressure social care, and the impact it has on people in hospital and needing care, to date.   The NHS England figures show that more people were confined to hospital beds in March, despite being medically fit enough to leave, than […]

12th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Action needed to give everyone a better end of life experience says CQC

Action needed to give everyone a better end of life experience says CQC

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that people from certain groups in society are experiencing poorer quality care at the end of their lives than others because providers and commissioners do not always understand or fully consider their specific needs. In “A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life […]

9th May 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS welcomes National Living Wage but warns of pressure on social care

ADASS welcomes National Living Wage but warns of pressure on social care

As the National Living Wage comes into force, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has welcomed the move, which will help to recognise and improve pay for care workers looking after some of our most vulnerable residents. However, questions remain about the sustainability of services that are struggling with increasing demand, rising […]

18th April 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to National Audit Office Report

ADASS responds to National Audit Office Report

Responding to the National Audit Office report, “Personalised Commissioning in Adult Social Care”, Vice-President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Harold Bodmer said:   “We strongly support the principles of personalisation in social care, and would argue that satisfaction rates with social care would not have remained as high in recent years […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Care groups welcome Government’s commitment to cut red tape in adult social care

Care groups welcome Government’s commitment to cut red tape in adult social care

The report from the Cutting Red Tape review of the adult social care sector has now been published alongside the Government’s response. The report Cutting Red Tape-Review of adult social care – residential and nursing home sector took evidence from those working in the sector about their experiences of regulation and how it is enforced. […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Rise in Council Tax will not only be too little, it will arrive too late

Rise in Council Tax will not only be too little, it will arrive too late

A rise in council tax will not be enough to cover the cost of elderly and disabled care because of higher staff costs, the body that represents local government has warned. The Local Government Association said nine out of 10 councils were considering, or had already approved, plans to raise an extra £372m in 2016/17 […]

24th February 2016 | By | Reply More
RNHA verdict on George Osborne’s Spending Review ‘ Must try harder’

RNHA verdict on George Osborne’s Spending Review ‘ Must try harder’

Nursing home leaders have given a mixed reaction to the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement of additional funds for social care, warning that the plans amount more to wishful thinking than to hard cash.   Frank Ursell, chief executive officer of the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA), said that no presumptions could or should be made […]

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