A survey of council budgets has painted a bleak outlook for the adult social care sector.
An influential cross-party group of MPs has called for care home staff to be trained in screening the elderly for malnutrition.
Urgent action is required to prevent social care passing the point of no return this year, ADASS has warned.
Local authorities have been granted the right to raise council tax by up to 5.99% next year in a bid to tackle the social care funding crisis.
More than 1,400 vulnerable people living with dementia will spend Christmas in a hospital ward due to a lack of available social care.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has called on the government to invest £1bn over the next year in social care in order to cover a funding shortfall.
Care leaders have called for the government’s Autumn Statement to address years of underfunding which has brought the sector to tipping point.