Rise in people requesting care from their local authority

Recent research undertaken by The King’s Fund has shown the number of working adults in England asking for some form of care has risen by 4 per cent since 2015/16.

Simon Bottery, senior fellow at The King’s Fund and lead author of the report, said:

“This report shows that increasing need among working-age adults, an increasing older population and high levels of existing unmet need are combining to put immense pressure on our care and support system, now and for the future.”

Still much awaited is the social care green paper that is to set out the funding reforms for the social care system. As it stands there is no definitive date for its publication and we await an update.

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