The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) autumn survey, released last week, found that 90 per cent of 151 directors surveyed have ‘some concerns, or insufficient capacity to manage’ winter-related pressures over the coming months and 93% gave the same reaction to the prospect of managing the failure of a large provider.
Charity Director at Age UK Caroline Abrahams said the findings were ‘hugely concerning’.
She added: ‘Older and disabled people, their families and carers have had to put up with a third rate system for far too long. We can change it for the better and for all our sakes this must be a top priority for the next Government. People in need of care cannot wait any longer.’
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