ADSS welcomes promise of extra £300 million

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) has welcomed the Government¹s announcement on November 28 that a further £100 million will be added to social services budgets each year over the coming three years. The cash is intended to be used to decrease the number of delayed discharges of elderly people from hospital. According to ADSS president David Behan, the decision shows that Secretary of State Alan Milburn “has been prepared to listen to the wide range of voices urging him to modify the original proposals, and who had warned that insufficient resources were available in the social care system to make the original scheme work.” “ADSS was very much at the forefront of those arguing this case, and it is important that the association has been allowed the opportunity to make constructive comments about plans to reduce the number of elderly people in hospital beds unnecessarily,” Mr Behan said. Much detailed work on the scheme still has to be finished, including the development of a mechanism f

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