local authorities

Councils unable to pay providers care fees

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has warned that councils are unable to pay care providers a fair price, following a government-led analysis of the costs of services. This ‘cost of care exercise’ was designed so that local authorities could have a shared understanding of how much it costs to run home […]

Budget cuts see stricter requirements for adult social care in the coming year

Due to the rising cost of delivering day-to-day services, as many as 72% of England’s major local authorities have announced plans to introduce tighter eligibility requirements for those seeking adult social care.   According to analysis from the County Councils Network (CCN), councils across the UK are facing a £3.5bn of inflationary and demand costs. […]