“We support the LGA’s objective to show how local government can be at the forefront of developing pragmatic solutions, this should be the time for an informed debate with the public on the future of social care. The absence of adequate, long-term funding and reform for adult social care has already had a significant impact on increasing demand both in the NHS and across council services.
As a sector we want to support people to live independent, fulfilled lives and we have shown to be effective in doing this when we have the right tools and funding. Ensuring that people and place are at heart of any reform, is the right approach to take – we now need to pick up the pace of planning to address the urgency of need.”
Paul Najsarek, Solace lead spokesperson for Wellbeing and Chief Executive of the London Borough of Ealing