VODG Responds to ADASS Autumn Survey 2023

ADASS report published on social care, housing, health and winter and fines 'adult social care is in a significantly worse position to cope than in the same period in 2021.'

10 Nov 2023
by Rhidian Hughes

Responding to the ADASS Autumn Survey 2023 on Social Care, Housing, Health and Winter, Dr Rhidian Hughes, Chief Executive of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) says:

‘We know that investing in services upstream leads to better outcomes for people and can often be a more effective use of limited resources. The squeeze on early intervention and prevention services is intensifying and the ADASS Autumn Survey paints a worrying picture of services, as support continues to be withdrawn from disabled people and their families.

‘The third sector are key partners and are well placed to help people to navigate and access support, as well as to co-produce innovative local solutions with disabled people and commissioners. To prevent people being stuck in the system this winter, and year-round, strong partnerships are never more needed and that includes a crucial role for the voluntary sector.’

The full report can be found here: https://www.adass.org.uk/media/9876/autumn-survey-2023-social-care-housing-health-and-winter-final.pdf