Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters - The Next Five Years

ADASS have published a new discussion paper that outlines the developmental steps needed to be taken immediately after the General Election in order to ensure a safe, secure and personalised care and health system for older and disabled people.

It calls for central government to protect social care funding and align it with the NHS.

This should make provision for the £4.3 billion gap in social care funding by 2020 alongside the estimated £8 billion gap in health service funding over the same period, as set out in NHS England's 5 year forward view (see link below).