The Local Government Association (LGA) has called upon the government’s Green Paper to make the case for national tax rises to pay for social care.
Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will fail to protect under pressure social care services, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
The winter health crisis should incentivise the Government to fully fund social care, council leaders have argued.
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.
Central government funding for care of the elderly will be cut in half over the next two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price has told MPs the Government plans to scrap a £72,500 cap on social care costs.
Almost 60p in every £1 of council taxes will be spent on social care by 2020, according to new analysis.
Three health charities have urged the Government to address the critical state of health and social care ahead of the Autumn Budget.
The social care system is “broken and underfunded”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said in response to damning new research.