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Age UK comment on new funding for social care

Author: Age UK
Published on 07 February 2018 12:00 AM

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that local authorities will receive an additional £150m for social care services.

Commenting on the announcement, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:

'Any extra Government money for social care is welcome but the extra £150 million announced today won't go far and does not even match the scale of the next round of cuts to local authority funding that kick in later this year.

'Today's extra funding may therefore slightly slow the developing crisis engulfing social care but the million plus older people with an unmet need for care in this country will still generally be left to manage alone.

'There remains an urgent need for a much bigger investment into care for older people, in addition to the Government consultation on longer term reform we have been promised by the summer.'

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Last updated: Feb 07 2018

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