It was hugely encouraging to hear the positive attitudes of the public towards protecting care for the elderly and disabled on BBC Radio 5 live this morning.
With pressures mounting in the sector and Local Authorities continuing to cut fees, it was warming to hear how the most vulnerable were recognised as a priority. Whether this translates to addressing the funding shortfall remains to be seen but public advocacy can only strengthen the argument that Local Authorities have to narrow the funding gap currently rocking the elderly and social care markets.
The public prioritise protecting care for the elderly and disabled people when it comes to council cuts. A survey carried out for BBC Radio 5 live about people’s attitudes towards council tax spending in England and Wales has found people prioritise local care services for the elderly and disabled people over other areas of local authority spending when it comes to what should be cut over the next few years.