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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2021

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Why Social Care Needs Stabilising Today

Why Social Care Needs Stabilising Today
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Pages: 16 - 17

Article topics: Health & social care demands

When the Prime Minister announced his plan to fix social care once and for all in September, the sector hoped that a major second part of this would be revealed at the Spending Review in October. Unfortunately, we were  left disappointed.

The September paper had underlined concerns about the quality of care, lack of choice, and the burden of care costs to the person in need of care and support. But, there was a fundamental resourcing issue which received no attention: sufficiency of funding to ensure that local authorities can meet their basic statutory obligations...

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