Funding key to social care sustainability

True Costs: Why we cannot ignore the failure in social care funding, published by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), says that the chronic under-funding of social care must be reversed and vital action is required to improve services.

The report demands that government must identify a long term, sustainable funding solution particularly for working age adults and drop the retrospective action to recover mistaken underpayment of NLW for sleep-in shifts from some providers.

It also urges the government to work with relevant bodies, VODG included, to develop a plan for a sustainable social care workforce.