17 Nov Essex County Council leader David Finch “Social Care Funding at crisis point”
The system designed to look after elderly people across the county is at crisis point and must be addressed, Essex County Council leader David Finch has said.
The cost of Social Care
Council Tax rises not a long term solution
The asks of Government
- Bring forward the Better Care Funding planned for 2020. A pot of money already approved by Government, this could provide much needed social care investment now.
- Protect investment into public health and reverse £160 million of public health savings planned for the next two years. These savings create a false economy and will lead to greater pressures on the NHS.
- Give Councils clarity on any future planned reforms, enabling them to plan for the future.