Worcestershire County Council has welcomed the continued support announced for Adult Social Care, in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.
It was announced yesterday that Central Government have committed to a three point plan to tackle the growing demands within Adult Social Care.
As part of the plan, Local Authorities will receive an additional £1 billion across both Adult's and Children’s social care every year, for the duration of this Parliament.
It was also announced that the Government will consult on a 2-year precept that could see an extra £500 million made available to local councils for 2020-21.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care said: “Adult Social Care has been one of the County Council’s top priorities for many years. This latest funding announcement is a great start in finding a long term solution and ensuring future stability of the service.
The percentage we spend on Social Care services, from our yearly budget, continues to increase as does the demand. This funding will allow us to continue the essential work done by our dedicated staff and partners to ensure that the most vulnerable people are supported.”