More money for the Better Care Fund
Post date: Dec 15, 2015 11:30:0 PM
Last month George Osbourne announced that councils would be allowed to increase Council Tax by 2% and increase the amount of money available for the Better Care Fund.
Ray James, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said he feels that "Councils have tried to prioritise funding for Social Care ahead of the services, but its ability to do that seems to have come to an end, so I think we will struggle to put much more into Social Care". He feels homes would close and vulnerable people would not get care services. He also feels seemingly that the 2% is not enough.
However, a spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government said Councils had enough for care services with £3.5 billion a year in the system by the end of the parliament.
Sussex Elderly Care feel that we all must realize that money has to come from somewhere and increasing the amount of Council Tax by 2% should only the beginning. Perhaps there are other ways of raising funds locally for this very important service for elderly vulnerable adults?