Just a few months old but this report from the Local Government Association can be considered a detailed and accurate report about the issue.
Pretty well all councils in the UK have increased council tax this month, using the precept to fund adult social care financial pressures. This report outlines how local authorities view the issue: LGA Adult Social Care
‘The situation now is critical and it is no exaggeration to say that our care and support system is in crisis. But what shape is that crisis taking, and how can we move away from it and towards a position of being best able to maximise people’s quality of life and support their wellbeing? This publication offers valuable thinking on these questions from senior figures from across the wider sector. Their perspectives make for sobering reading, setting out the sheer scale of the damage done from the historic underfunding of adult social care. But what also shines through is a belief in what care and support could be if its foundations were strengthened and its profile was commensurate with its real value to our communities.’
Well worth a read.