“Urgent support is needed for social care ahead of what is likely to be a very difficult winter."
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board said:
“Urgent support is needed for social care ahead of what is likely to be a very difficult winter. Comprehensive funding of adult social care will not only alleviate pressure on the NHS, but will mean thousands of people are able to live an equal life. Adequate funding of social care, including community care and fall prevention work will also means people are less likely to end up in hospital at all.
“The chronic underfunding of social care over the last decade has led to a high number of vacancies within the sector and huge unmet and under-met need, the sector needs immediate support to deliver care for to those who need it.”