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Social care spending up £556m as costs also rise

 

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Social care spending up £556m as costs also rise

Annual spending by local authorities on social care rose by £556 million in 2016/17 to £17.5 billion, new figures show.

The Adult social care activity and finance report published by NHS Digital shows that, while expenditure has risen, there has been minimal change in activity, which may be linked to the increasing costs in the provision of care.