At least one third of adult social care leaders in England need to find another £84m of cuts heading into winter, according to the autumn survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Just 5% of UK public organisations are paying the minimum price for homecare calculated by the Homecare Association.
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Two years into its 10-year plan to overhaul adult social care, the government has delayed proposals to cap the lifetime care costs a person pays and scaled back plans for reforming the system it set out in December 2021.
More than £1bn of the £1.7bn committed to reforming the adult social care system in December 2021 has been diverted to other care priorities.
In September, the DHSC published an open call for evidence to support their review of arrangements between NHS bodies and local authorities.
As part of its Next steps to put people at the heart of care plan, published in April, the Department of Health and Social Care is establishing a unit to oversee innovation and improvement across adult social care.
Social care workforce development strategy will aim to identify the care workforce needed over the next 15 years.
The government has committed over £3m in funding for four new projects developing digital technology intended to improve adult social care services.