The very serious state of social care

The King’s Fund’s verdict on the Coalition Government’s Record on Social Care

There are now 25% less people receiving publicly funded social care since 2009.

Local authority spending on social care for older people has fallen by 17% in real terms, whilst the number of people aged 85 and over has risen by almost 9%.

The Government has failed to protect adult social care from unprecedented cuts in spending. Social care needs to be right up on the agenda when thinking about spending decisions and what type of┬ásociety we want to live in. Social care is funded differently to the NHS – who will stand up for social care?