Adult social care in England: overview – National Audit Office – 13 March 2014

Posted on March 13, 2014. Filed under: Social Work | Tags: , , |

Adult social care in England: overview – National Audit Office – 13 March 2014

“The provision of adequate adult social care poses a significant public service challenge. Demand for care is rising while public spending is falling.

In the first of a series of reports on the adult care system, the National Audit Office has highlighted the main risks and challenges as the system changes radically. The report points out that government does not know if the limits of the capacity of the care system to continue to absorb pressures are being approached. It warns that major changes to the system to improve outcomes and reduce costs will be challenging to achieve.

The report details increasing pressures on the system: adults with long-term and multiple health conditions and disabilities are living longer; demand for services is rising while public spending falls; and there is unmet need for care. Government is engaging well with the adult care sector and aims to tackle the pressures in the adult care system through introducing the Care Bill.”

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Press release: Adult social care in England: overview – NAO – 13 March 2014

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