Responding to a survey by the Care and Support Alliance into the standard of care and support, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“Councils take allegations of abuse and neglect extremely seriously and work with local health, care and police partners both to prevent abuse and to ensure the wellbeing of anyone who has been affected. Any form of abuse is unacceptable and we all have a role in ensuring that those receiving care and support are able to have safe and dignified lives and play an active part in their local communities.
“To ensure that those caring for people have the time and money needed to provide effective and safe support, social care needs to be financially sustainable, which requires government to fully plug the funding gap facing adult social care which is set to exceed £2 billion by 2020.
“Government needs to address immediate pressures impacting on the system today, and ensure its Green Paper will deliver reforms to future-proof the long term sustainability of adult social care.”