DCN RESPONDS TO LGA ADULT SOCIAL CARE GREEN PAPER
Responding to the Local Government Association’s adult social care green paper consultation, which ends today, Cllr Isobel Darby, DCN Member Lead for Quality of Life, said:
“Action is urgently needed to address the adult social care crisis, the single largest problem facing local government services and their financial sustainability.
“As the housing and planning authorities, district councils already play a crucial prevention role in helping to improve people’s health and wellbeing, which significantly reduces the demands and costs on adult social care and the NHS.
“The preventative role of councils must be better recognised and funded, alongside the need for a long term sustainable funding solution to adult social care instead of simply recycling existing funding within local government, which will never meet the future cost pressures of an ageing population.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
- DCN’s full submission to the LGA’s adult social care green paper consultation can be read here.
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