Social Care is on the verge of collapse as Roy Lilley outlines today:
‘What’s gone wrong?
Two things. The cash anticipated from government, on the face of it, is in line with their promise… pick it apart and it is worth, in ‘real-new-money’, about half the headline figure. Treasury legerdemain.
The second; in the 100 or so weeks since the Plan’s publication… the collapse of social care. Growth in demand from the frail elderly is in line with forecasts. Having them marooned in hospital, waiting to get home wasn’t.
No one predicted the speed with which social services would, effectively, go broke and implode, nor foresee the stream of care providers closing down’.