LGA responds to ADASS Activity Survey Report

“Social care and its 1.6 million-strong workforce have risen to the unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus, doing all they can to help keep those who draw upon these services safe and well."


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Responding to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Activity Survey report, which highlights the increasing need and requests for adult social care and support, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Social care and its 1.6 million-strong workforce have risen to the unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus, doing all they can to help keep those who draw upon these services safe and well.

“As this survey highlights, our recovery from the pandemic must include not only short-term help to deal with the immediate and rising demand for social care services, but also secure the long-term future of how we provide and pay for care and support.

“People of all ages who draw upon and work in social care need to have certainty for the future and we call on government to bring forward its proposals, including a timetable for reform, as soon as possible and before the summer parliamentary recess.”