The true scale of the social care crisis

Mon, 16 December 2013

New figures released in a report from the London School of Economics expose the true scale of the social care crisis. Half a million older and disabled people who would have received social care five years ago, now receive no local support. Of the 152 councils in England, government figures show 86% now offer care only to those with the highest level of needs – deemed as ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs.

National Voices, as a member of the Care and Support Alliance, calls on the Government to set the national minimum eligibility threshold at ‘moderate’, so as many people as possible benefit from the new system, and get the preventative support that keeps them from falling into crisis and ending up in A&E.

Click here to read the full CSA press release.