Head of voluntary sector disability group says, “the future funding for adult social care is very bleak”

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Head of voluntary sector disability group says, “the future funding for adult social care is very bleak”

 

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents leading not for profit disability orgaisations who together provide care and support to over one million disabled people.

Head of VODG, Dr Rhidian Hughes, responded to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) 2016 budget survey by saying:

“The survey findings suggest that the future funding for adult social care is very bleak. Year on year the authoritative analysis from ADASS highlights the continual underfunding of services as cuts are made and unmet need rises.”

“This year is the worst of times for our sector. Services have been cut back to the bone, and the current position of some councils – forced to use reserves to prop up essential services – is clearly unsustainable”.

He goes on to say:

“It is essential that government pays heed to the important findings in the ADASS report. To deliberately overlook the funding gap required to pay for essential services will be to reduce the quality of life for 1.9 million people who use social care in this country.”

 

Notes for editors

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) represents over
80 leading voluntary and charity social care disability provider organisations. Its members work with around a million disabled people, employ more than 85,000 staff and have a combined annual turnover in excess of £2.6 billion.

Find out more about VODG via our website www.vodg.org.uk or tweet via @VODGmembership. For further comment please email media.press@vodg.org.uk.