Care leaders respond to MPs’ call for major reforms to social care funding

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Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not for profit and independent providers of learning disability care has responded to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report on adult social care.

Andrew Cannon, Co-Chair of Learning Disability Voices has welcomed the Committee’s report and supports its recommendations.

 Andrew Cannon, Co-Chair of Learning Disability Voices and Chief Executive of Voyage Care, said:

“As providers, we welcomed the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcement that an extra £2 billion would be invested into social care over the next three years. As the Committee’s report rightly suggests, recognising that increased funding alone is needed is not the only solution. Learning Disability Voices agrees that other areas such as care commissioning, monitoring of care services and the workforce are important aspects of the sector that the Government should consider ahead of the Green Paper’s publication. Further still, we would hope that there are measures to address the existential crisis in learning disability care services which differ fundamentally from other sectors within adult social care.”

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