The Association of Directors of Adult Services, NHS representatives and care providers have warned that their sector cannot provide adequate care despite a promise from central government to increase funding via local authorities.
In an open letter to the government representatives of these organisations explain that in real terms they are facing cuts due to decreases in business rates and central government grants.
It is widely acknowledged that the care sector is under resourced and we particularly notice a shortage of beds for patients with complex dementia. The fact that care providers do not see the recent promises of additional funding as encouraging suggests that the situation will not improve.
"Councils have tried to prioritise funding for social care ahead of other services. But its ability to do that seems to have come to an end, so I think we will struggle to put much more into social care,"