Article preview: With an ageing population, local authorities face growing pressure on social care funding for older people. In their first annual report on local government finance, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown the scale of this issue. The report found a 20% increase in over 65s since 2009/10, but an 18% cut in spending on social care for each adult in this age group. Local authority funding cuts have resulted in budgets being reallocated away from adult social care to areas including care for children and severely disabled young adults.
Councils cut care funding
This 456-word blog post looks at new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which illustrates the scale of local authority funding cuts when it comes to adult social care. Written on 15th November 2019.
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