Councils join demand for tax increases to fund social care services

A survey carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA), has found that the vast majority of local authorities in England say taxation is the only viable solution to the funding crisis.

There have been growing concerns after another delay to government proposals on resolving the crisis and complaints that funding for care has been diverted to the NHS.

“Properly funding social care and prevention services not only helps councils with overstretched budgets to protect care services for the benefit of those requiring them, it also helps to prevent further crises in the NHS and saves the health service a fortune by keeping people safe and well in their own homes, reducing the number of hospital admissions.”

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