In response to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)’s Autumn Survey 2023, CIPFA’s Social Care Policy Advisor William Burns, said:
"The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)’s Autumn Survey 2023 highlights the financial challenges facing adult social care in England.
"Councils are experiencing difficulty in covering significant service pressures, and demand-led services such as adult social care are a key driver of budget gaps, hindering local authorities from balancing their budgets.
"Given extremely challenging adult social care savings targets of £900 million in 2023/24, rising costs and increasing demand, councils simply will not be able to maintain previous service levels without additional resources.
"There needs to be a sufficiently-funded long-term plan for social care. It is essential to local government financial sustainability."
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ADASS’s Spring Survey is available to view on the ADASS website.
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