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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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.   […]

19th April 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
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 […]

21st March 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 […]

16th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Inadequate social care funding is leading to further pressures on hospitals beds

Inadequate social care funding is leading to further pressures on hospitals beds

As new figures highlight continued pressure on hospital beds and social care, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Care England are calling on the Chancellor to fund adult health and social care properly to provide the best care for elderly and disabled people, and to bring forward £700 million promised funding […]

10th March 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
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 […]

28th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

A regional social care leader has warned of huge problems ahead in the care of older and vulnerable adults after a dire warning of spending cuts to come. This week ADASS, which represents local authority social services across the country, warned that a further £1.1bn was to be cut from council budgets in the year […]

4th June 2015 | By | Reply More
A modern Act for a modern service-Promises to bring care into the 21st Century

A modern Act for a modern service-Promises to bring care into the 21st Century

DIRECTORS OF ADULT social services have celebrated today’s coming into force of the Care Act 2014 (Click here to download) as marking probably the most significant development in services for older and disabled people since the implementation of the Beveridge Report in 1948. According to ADASS President David Pearson “The 60-odd intervening years have seen […]

1st April 2015 | By | Reply More
Social Care Improvement: `no cause for complacency’

Social Care Improvement: `no cause for complacency’

A MAJOR REPORT into the quality and safety of adult social care services in England shows that sector-led improvement – the means by which local authorities review each others’ performance – is working well. However social care leaders have warned that “there are no grounds for complacency for either central or local government” in the […]

17th February 2015 | By | Reply More
ADASS survey gives national picture of telecare services for the first time

ADASS survey gives national picture of telecare services for the first time

OLDER PEOPLE ARE overwhelmingly seen by directors of adult social services as people who are most likely to benefit from the application of assistive technology to their care services. This is one of the main conclusions of the first-ever survey of DASS’s use of telehealthcare in helping to provide care services to a wide range […]

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