Social care services at breaking point – Keeley
Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care and Mental Health, commenting on the new budget survey released by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said:
“Today’s budget survey is yet another dire warning about the perilous state of social care. After nine years of cuts to council budgets, £7.7 billion has been taken out of social care, leaving services at breaking point.
“The Tories’ lack of action on social care is forcing councils to make difficult decisions about who can receive care, and too many people are left struggling without the support they badly need.
“Councils need substantial investment, like the £8 billion of additional funding for social care pledged by Labour, to ease the pressure on the social care system.”