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The response to our green paper, and its thirty consultation questions, has been significant. We have received more than 540 submissions and we have gathered further valuable insights individuals and organisations through public polling and focus groups.

Our new report outlines the findings of this consultation and their implications for social care. It also sets out our fourteen recommendations to the Government.

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Adult social care matters

Escalating funding pressures and increasing demand are threatening services that improve lives and communities. We cannot go on like this.

It is time to confront the hard choices and be honest about the options. This is our chance to put adult social care right at the very heart of the Government’s thinking.

The consultation ran until 26 September. The views submitted will help build a vision for adult social care that supports people, communities, hospitals and our economy for decades to come.

Views from the sector

“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

Who was the green paper aimed at?

The green paper was aimed at Local and national politicians, Professionals and the public.

Ultimately that means all of us as we cannot move forward without knowing our level of ambition and what we are willing to pay to achieve it.

What is the future of adult social care?

We’re all likely to be touched by social care at some point in our lives, but our current system is at a breaking point. We want to start a national debate on how to best fund adult social care. Have your say on the #futureofASC