How do you feel about how Social Care is funded in the UK. Why do we continue to be involved in establishing the ‘True Cost of Care’ only for this to be ignored by Local Government who cannot afford to pay the true cost but spend money on deciding what it is. Will this call by MPs finally have the desired effect??
MPs call on Chancellor Philip Hammond to boost social care funding in Budget
The Chancellor should use his Budget to provide an urgent funding boost for social care, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.
The MPs said the government’s plan to allow local authorities to raise council tax by an extra 3% was “not adequate” to meet the funding shortfall councils will be facing from April.
Instead, Philip Hammond should use his Budget on March 8 to bring forward £1.5 billion earmarked for the government’s improved Better Care Fund in 2019-20, the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has said.
Estimates of the black hole in social care funding for 2017-18 range between £1.3 billion and £1.9 billion. The gap could be as high as £2.6 billion by 2019-20.