28 June 2017
The annual survey of directors of social services in councils across England found there are plans to save £824 million from social care costs.
Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive at disability charity Scope, said:
"This is yet another warning sign that there is not enough money in our social care system.
"Approximately a third of social care users are disabled , yet Scope research has found that over half  do not receive the care they need to do the basics in life such as getting washed, getting dressed and leaving the house.
“These issues cannot continue to be ignored. Disabled people were left out of the social care debate over the election.
"Without urgent action from Government we will find ourselves with a shattered care system that is beyond repair."
Notes to the editor:
For more information contact Warren Kirwan in the Scope press office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7619 7702
1. Community Care Statistics 2015-16 (Tab: LTS001.a). Area: England
2. Scope, Disabled people’s experiences of social care, 2015