LGA RESPONDS TO THE AGE UK REPORT SAYING OVER A MILLION OLDER PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE AT HOME WITH ZERO CARE
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“This report highlights the LGA’s very real concerns around decreasing funding for the basic services elderly people have come to rely on, such as help with washing, dressing and eating.
“We cannot ignore the fact that Adult Social Care services are facing a £4.3 billion funding gap by the end of this decade and that Government must urgently invest money in a system which will be there to look after people now and in the future.
“Tomorrow’s budget will be an ideal opportunity for that funding gap to be addressed, allowing Councils and communities to work together to marry up the Health Secretary’s aspirations around personal responsibility with adequate funding.”