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Social care funding and the NHS: an impending crisis?

 

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Social care funding and the NHS: an impending crisis?

This report examines trends in spending on social care, looking at three scenarios arising from the 27 per cent real reduction in the central government grant to local authorities.

It suggests that there could be a funding gap of £1 billion by 2014 unless councils can achieve unprecedented efficiency savings. This would have a knock-on effect on the NHS, with cuts to frontline social care services leading to fewer people getting the help they need, causing more emergency admissions, delayed discharges and longer waiting times . More ……..