Response to Communities and Local Government Committee report on adult social care

31 March 2017

In response to today's Communities and Local Government Committee report on adult social care, our chief executive Neil Heslop said:

'The select committee report recognises the crisis taking place in social care and echoes our call for a long-term solution. We know that 48% of disabled adults who say they need social care do not receive any support at all, leaving thousands who are trapped in their home, isolated and unable to work or volunteer. This is unacceptable in 2017 and must change.

'In our report, The State of Social Care, we called for an independent cross-party commission to deliver a fair and sustainable long term funding solution. We continue to call for a cross-party commission as the best way to tackle this important issue. A long term settlement is an urgent priority.'

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