The Local Government Association (LGA) are holding a major national consultation into how to pay for adult social care and support for older people, working age adults with mental or physical disabilities and unpaid carers.
Years of significant under-funding of councils, alongside rising demand and costs for care and support has pushed adult social care services to breaking point.
More and more people are unable to receive good, reliable care, such as help with getting washed and dressed, and funding is increasingly having to be diverted from other vital council services, such as parks, leisure centres and libraries, to plug growing adult social care funding gaps.
The LGA’s consultation is open to any – regardless of whether they are directly affected by or receive adult social care and support – and community groups. The findings will be used to help influence the Government’s own green paper and its spending plans.
To find out more about the consultation, this link takes you to the LGA’s website: https://futureofadultsocialcare.co.uk/the-green-paper/
The LGA’s green paper consultation is available here: The-lives-we-want-to-lead-LGA-Green-Paper-July-2018
An easy read version can be downloaded LGA_Easy_read_August_2018_Social_Care_4_reduced size v3
This is a link to an easy fill on-line form: https://futureofadultsocialcare.co.uk/easy-read-online-form/
To complete the consultation before the closing date 26th September 2018, please read the green paper and then visit ‘have your say‘ and submit your views via the online form.
If you’d prefer to submit via email, please use: email@example.com