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CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

CQC’s State of Care report shows underfunding is bringing care to tipping point-comments

Elderly and vulnerable people are having difficulty accessing high-quality care as local authorities slash funding and raise the eligibility criteria and social care and care home operator fees increasing, the strain is now palpable. Today’s CQC annual report State of Care confirms to many organisations involved in care that entire care sector including the NHS is […]

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’ report

ADASS responds to ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’ report

Responding to the Independent Age report, ‘Brexit and the Future of Migrants in the Social Care Workforce’, a spokesperson for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said:   “Every minute of every day, millions of people are receiving a service from adult social care thanks to the contribution of staff from all […]

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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 […]

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care group condemns underpayment of fees

Care group condemns underpayment of fees

A leading social care group has condemned the findings of a report which revealed chronic underpayment of fees for care home places amongst councils. The Independent Care Group says local authorities are undervaluing a vital and necessary service and putting care homes at risk. Their words came after health and care research firm Laing Buisson […]

July 20, 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 […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Underfunding of social care and living wage costs puts care services in jeopardy

Underfunding of social care and living wage costs puts care services in jeopardy

The National Care Association (NCA) is calling on the new government to tackle the serious funding gap in social care.     The National Care Association feels it is crucial to ensure that the sustainability and growth of social care is high on its agenda to prevent a collapse of the independent social care market, which would result in thousands of vulnerable […]

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

Care crisis as social care suffers a £950 million funding gap

New Prime Minister Theresa May’s government needs urgently to get to grips with the unprecedented crisis enveloping social care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) warned, as figures released in a report from directors of adult social services across England reveal a £930 million funding gap for 2016/17.   The report says the flexibility given […]

July 15, 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 […]

July 13, 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 […]

July 13, 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 […]

July 13, 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 […]

July 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Extra council tax charges fail to close social care funding gap

Extra council tax charges fail to close social care funding gap

  Charging residents extra council tax to pay for social care has failed to raise enough money to cover the cost of the new National Living Wage (NLW), let alone address the huge shortfall in funding in the face of increasing demand.   Research published today by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services […]

July 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

Responding to the Carers Trust report, “Care Act for Carers: One Year On”, ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) President Harold Bodmer said:   “We share the report’s optimism about the transformative potential of the Care Act, and are concerned that 69 per cent of carers say they have noticed no difference since […]

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ADASS responds to delayed care transfers due to social care reasons

ADASS responds to delayed care transfers due to social care reasons

Responding to the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care, Harold Bodmer, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “The Personal Budgets in Social Care report issued by the Public Accounts Committee highlighted the impact of funding reductions on the care market, and these figures only serve […]

June 20, 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 […]

June 9, 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 […]

May 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS name new President

ADASS name new President

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has introduced Harold Bodmer, Executive Director of Adult Social Services at Norfolk County Council, as its new President. He succeeds Ray James, Enfield Council’s Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care, who welcomed him to his new role at the Association’s annual Spring Seminar today.   […]

April 19, 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 […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Government must address the chronic underfunding of adult social care – and quickly

Government must address the chronic underfunding of adult social care – and quickly

MPs were warned today that growing demand, new burdens and significant budget cuts meant that additional funding for adult social care was too little, and would come too late, to protect services for the most vulnerable. President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Ray James, was giving evidence to the Health […]

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

As cuts in social care deepen Age UK says ‘It’s only going to get worse’

Almost three million hospital bed days lost due to collapse of social care services. Almost three million (2,998,273) hospital bed days have been lost between June 2010 and January 2016, at a cost of £910 million, according to a new report by Age UK[i],[ii],[iii]. Age UK published the alarming figures on the day the Chancellor […]

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