“We need government leaders and ministers to take action” – VODG responds to adult social care budget survey

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has released its annual budget survey for 2019 which describes how the lack of long-term funding for adult social care is negatively affecting the people who rely on essential services.

Commenting on the report, Dr Rhidian Hughes, chief executive of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group said:

“The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services survey has shone a bright light on the amount of central government cuts to these essential services. These cuts are hurting disabled and older people who are not getting access to the right level of social care support they need to live their lives.

It cannot be fair that government continues to ignore the importance of sector reform and appropriate funding. Government has the power to change this situation for the better and we need government leaders and ministers to take action. Disabled and older people deserve nothing less.”