Care in Crisis 2012 Report

With recent figures from DH showing that overall expenditure on adult social care fell by 1% in real terms last year to £17b, this briefing by Age UK suggests that the funding gap will only widen unless urgent action is taken.

As part of their campaign to put pressure on Government to set out a clear agenda in the forthcoming Social Care White Paper, Age UK claim that the current crisis has led to a reduction in service provision, increased charges levied by councils and fewer older people receiving the support they need.