Autumn Budget was ‘a missed opportunity’
Caring Times, January 2018
A common criticism by care providers, organisations representing older people and social care thinktanks, was that the Chancellor’s omission of social care from the Government’s Autumn Budget was ‘a missed opportunity.
Dozens of critical responses were issued in the days following the reading of the Budget. Here is an extract of that of the National Care Forum (NCF) which represents not-for-profit providers: “The Chancellor’s decision not to address the funding shortfall in social care is a disservice to the critical lifeline that social care represents every day on the lives of the millions of people who use services and those that care for them. Whilst we welcome the short term injection in health funding, this will not directly address the needs of social care.”