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Small fall in real terms spend on adult social care, figures show

 

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Small fall in real terms spend on adult social care, figures show

Spending on adult social care services by local authorities in England fell by one per cent last year in real terms.

The report  shows overall spending on residential and nursing care also fell between 2009/10 and 2010/11, while overall expenditure increased on day and domiciliary care and direct payments to carers and users.