Saving social care: a fair funding settlement for the future

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Quilter-Pinner, Harry; Snelling, Charlotte; Kaye, Andrew
Independent Age
Date of publication
13 November 2017
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Older Adults, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This analysis shows that changes to benefits (e.g. means testing Winter Fuel Payments or scrapping the Triple Lock) are unlikely to raise enough money to fill the funding gap in isolation. They are also more likely to be regressive and garner less political support than tax rises (e.g. National Insurance and Inheritance Tax).

Adult social care has been cut substantially since the onset of austerity, cumulatively totally 17 per cent of spend from its peak in 2009/10. This is increasingly having severe consequences on the frontline.


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