Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said:
“Social care funding is in crisis. At a time when the Government is cutting funding to local authorities, the costs of delivering care are increasing and the number of people who need support is rising. It is totally irresponsible of the government to raise citizens’ expectations about quality and personalisation and at the same time, refuse to deliver the money needed to provide care. When the care system fails, the NHS will collapse and short-sighted Government policy and poor leadership in the Department of Health, will be to blame”.
“Over recent months there has been a gradual turning up of the volume on social care. The Chancellor would be well advised to listen to this as it is not going to fade”.