Evidence for “significant and sustainable reform of adult social care is overwhelming” says VODG as it welcomes LGA green paper findings

VODG welcomes the Local Government Association’s analysis following its own green paper, ‘the lives we want to lead’, as an important step forward in keeping reform and funding of social care high on the agenda.

Commenting on the implications from the LGA’s consultation process VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes said:

“The evidence for significant and sustainable reform of adult social care is overwhelming and today’s report from the LGA is a welcome contribution. We need central government leaders to work together, cross-party, to give the millions of older and disabled people who rely on essential services certainty about the care and support they are entitled to receive.”

Rhidian Hughes goes on:

“It is time now for central government to act. The often talked of, but never seen, green paper, should be brought forward without further delay.”

VODG described the Autumn Budget settlement as “short sighted” with the financial plans leaving the sector perilously under-funded and people unable to access services and support. VODG believes that central government can put things right through the Local Government Finance Settlement.