Figures show public spending on care for the elderly and disabled is much higher in Scotland and Wales then England

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The Health Foundation has produced a report analysing official spending and population data. £310 per person is spent in England each year on services such as care homes and home help for daily tasks such as washing and dressing. Whilst in Scotland, £445 is spent each year and Wales £414 is spent.

This news comes after the BBC published an article stating a number of councils are at risk of running out of reserves if current spending continues. Care spending currently accounts for more than half of a local authority’s budget.

Hopefully it will not be long until the Government publishes more information on their plans for funding of social care.

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