Nineteen councils raise eligibility criteria


Posted on October 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

A report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services says that 19 local authorities have raised the eligibility bar for free adult social care. This is a wake up call for government, says independent care provider Carewatch.

A report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services says that 19 local authorities have raised the eligibility bar for free adult social care. This is a wake up call for government, says homecare care provider Carewatch.
Carewatch Care Services chief executive David Lyon said it was disappointing to see cuts that redefine the parameters of social care implemented before Dilnot has even reported.
“The recent ADASS report should be ringing alarm bells throughout government,” said Mr Lyon.
“The independent care sector has a key role to play in delivering adult social care in the future; reforming the funding of adult social care must deliver a solution that is fair and viable to service users and encourages high quality and innovative providers. Only then will we be able to achieve a sustainable and joined up solution to an issue that is currently being approached by short term cuts rathe





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