Council supports the call for Adult Social Care reform
Cllr James, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at Haringey Council, has welcomed comments from NHS Chief Executive, Sir Simon Steven, who has called for Social Care to be properly resourced.
Sir Simon Steven’s comments came during an interview with the BBC on the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS, who said that the COVID- 19 pandemic had shone “a very harsh spotlight” on the resilience and support available in social care.
Nationally, it is estimated that Local Authorities face a COVID-19 funding shortfall of £10bn. Adult Social Care faces a number of challenges arising from a combination of long-term funding cuts, population growth, and an increase in complex social care cases, which are further exacerbated by the added pressures of the COVID-19.
In response, Cllr James has started a petition calling for the government to fulfil their promise to give councils “whatever is necessary” to tackle this pandemic and to fully fund Adult Social Care.
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