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CQC responds to ADASS budget survey on adult social care
Responding to findings from the Association for the Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) annual budget survey published today, Kate Terroni, our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:
“The ADASS budget survey published today once again highlights the mounting pressure on adult social care budgets and provides a stark reminder of the fragility of our social care services. The findings reinforce concerns we have previously expressed through our State of Care reports about the consequences of underfunding for councils impacting on the cost they can afford to pay for care and therefore the sustainability of care providers.
“This report helps to show the human consequences of such under-resourcing and highlights the urgent need for a long term sustainable funding solution for adult social care. If we are to meet our collective ambition of providing the high quality, personalised care that we all want, then the forthcoming Green Paper must address this.
“Councils and providers continue to do all they can to help ensure high quality services, but unless action is taken to tackle the ever more overstretched council budgets then people’s care could suffer.”
- Last updated:
- 27 June 2019