Social services directors warn of care cuts

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 [1], yet Scope research has found that over half [2] 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 warren.kirwan@scope.org.uk or 020 7619 7702

References:
1. Community Care Statistics 2015-16 (Tab: LTS001.a). Area: England
2. Scope, Disabled people’s experiences of social care, 2015

Type:

south 1 west 2 Attitudes 25 Media 5 Politics 19 Welfare 32 Children and families 5 Social care 17 Living 7 Standards 1 awkward 5 awkwardness 1 disability 86 disabled 77 Allowance 2 DLA 7 Independence 14 Payment; 1 Personal 14 PIP; 2 donate 1 fundraising 5 Retail 1 shops 3 StripForScope 1 assisted 3 die 1 dying 2 Scope 37 suicide 4 commission 6 costs 18 equipment 1 extra 18 wheelchair 4 extra costs 20 disabled children 3 exhausted 1 frustrated 1 parents 1 stressed 1 support 6 benefits 25 Chancellor 4 payments 1 PIP 28 Freud's statement 1 Minimum wage 1 Work 20 assisted dying 4 assisted suicide 3 board 1 chair 3 employment 46 employment and support allowance 2 House of Lords 2 children 3 children's 1 commissioner 1 listen 1 Disabled; 1 expensive 1 Life 2 more; 1 People; 2 Powered 1 Wheelchairs 1 Energy 10 families 2 fuel 1 poverty 2 Care 14 Learning 3 People 28 Residential 1 Social 14 View 2 Winterbourne 2 WCA 3 work capability assessment 3 and 3 Autumn 4 Carers 1 CSA 1 Health 5 Investment 1 Older 1 Statement; 2 Jobs 3 Payment 13 Independent living fund 1 accessibility 6 transport 8 charity 18 Gray 1 review 3 work programme 2 Access 4 Reasonable 1 discrimination 3 MS 1 multiple sclerosis 1 right-to-die 1 honours 2 new year honours 2 CBE 1 Adjustment 1 integration 1 NHS 2 £1bn 1 fund 3 growth 2 labour 1 Local 2 market 1 community care 1 independent living 2 learning disability 2 Winterbourne View 1 end the awkward 5 employers 1 gap 11 actors 1 Cameron 1 Downing 1 End 3 Face2Face 1 Samantha 1 Street 1 the 3 Fisher 1 Hindle 1 Robin 1 campaigns 1 green 3 paper 3 parliament 3 Access-to-Work 1 benefit sanctions 2 Department of Work and Pensions 3 Accounts 1 Committee 4 Institution 1 Public 1 (PAC) 1 Election 3 Morgan 1 Patron 1 Sophie 1 Access to Work 2 economic growth 1 employment gap 8 disabled people 17 ONS 4 Queen speech 2 Alex 1 ambassador 1 Brooker 1 Experiences 1 First 1 Impressions 1 Court 2 delays 1 High 1 unlawful 1 appointment 1 Chief 2 Executive 2 interim 1 £550 1 Cost 1 more 1 ILF 1 Independent 3 dating 1 Day 1 International 1 Kiss 1 Kissing 1 relationships 1 disability living allowance 1 employment support allowance 7 ESA 12 Alex Brooker 1 Channel 4 1 faux 1 gaffes 1 Last Leg 1 pas 1 Shorts 1 Dignitas; 1 Dying; 1 Scope; 3 Duncan 1 Iain 1 Reform 1 Smith 1 homes 2 regulator 1 self-regulation 1 devolution 1 northern 1 powerhouse 1 Sheffield 1 A to Z 1 sex 1 Conference 2 IDS 1 Party 1 Tory 1 derby 1 fan 1 Football 1 Merseyside 1 pretending 1 Appointments 1 Atkinson 1 Mark 1 New 1 autism 1 Connor 1 difficulties 1 epilepsy 1 Sparrowhawk 1 welfare to work 1 work and pensions 1 Comprehensive 2 Spending 2 DDA 1 Disability Discrimination Act 1 living standards 1 Experiences of social care 1 funding 1 2- 1 CSR 1 Statement 2 Donald 2 Kovaleski 2 Serge 2 Trump 2 gold-plated 1 Jenner 1 Kylie 1 J 1 reporter 1 Lego 1 toylikeme 1 toys 1 full 1 cuts 1 disability employment gap 6 Welfare Reform and Work Bill 1 profitability 1 profits 1 peers 1 consultation 2 2016 2 Budget 5 George Osborne 1 Personal Independence Payment 10 Stephen Crabb 1 Crabb 1 Pensions 1 Secretary 1 Stephen 2 Appeals 3 Daily 1 DWP 5 Mandatory 1 Mirror 1 Reconsideration 1 Barclays 1 BBC 1 diversity 2 Alliance 1 Consumers 2 London 1 Uber 1 Bill 1 Digital 3 Divide 1 Economy 2 Queen's 2 Speech 2 Internet 3 dog 1 guide 1 pound 1 purple 1 accessible 2 buses 3 users 1 EU 1 Europe 1 Referendum 1 May 1 Minister 2 Prime 1 Theresa 1 rio 1 RJ Mitte 2 Sophie Morgan 2 sport 2 Select Committee 1 Minister of State for Disabled People 1 Duke of Westminster 1 President 1 stories 1 HMRC 1 National Minimum Wage 1 paralympics 4 media representation 1 TV 1 TV representation 1 assessment 1 capability 1 Businessess 1 Conservative 1 CQC 1 adults 1 young 1 communications 1 Fundraising, Communications and Marketing 1 marketing 1 PR 1 press office 1 Tracy Griffin 1 A&E 1 Select 1 ACEVO 1 southern co-operative 1 Credit 1 Universal 1 council 1 tax 1 Mental Health 1 Prime Minister 1 Supreme 1 verdict 1 Wheelchair users 1 advertising 1 maltesers 1 media respresentation 1 government 7 industrial strategy 1 insurance 3 disabled customers 2 ofgem 1 fines 1 Legal change 1 Taxis 2 Books on the underground 1 literature 1 Improving 1 Lives 1 ; 1 apple 1 pay; 1 PIP assessment 5 online 1 GSK 1 disabled consumer 1 disabled consumers 1 CLG committee 1 Green paper 4 inequality 1 Equality and Human Rights Commission 1 equality act 2 PHVs 1 Private Hire Vehicle 1 taxi 1 taxi driver 1 wheelchair user 1 General 1 Everyday Equality 1 General Election 2017 1 airports 1 CAA 1 2012 1 Work With Me 2 Universal Credit 8 isolation 1 loneliness 1 Credit Universal 1 Work; 1 job 1 virgin media 1 festive activities 1 tribunals 1 high court 2 charges 1 hospital 1 parking 2 Esther McVey 2 Badges; 1 Blue 1 Club; 1 dinner; 1 Presidents 1 finance 1 Local Government 1 atos 2 capita 2 blue badges 1 electric 1 gas 1 Hawking 1 BEIS 1 consumer protection 1 consumer rights 1 financial security 2 tax credits 1 work allowance 1 JSA 1 sanctions 1 Legal Aid 1 public accounts committee 1 digital consumer index 1 digital skills 1 lloyds 1 lloyds bank 1 candidate 1 democracy 1 equality 1 penny mordaunt 1 British 1 BSAS 1 Perception 1 Survey 1 changing places 1 purple pound 1 theme park 1 toilet 1 frank field 1 sarah newton 1 enhanced disability premium 2 severe disability premium 2 leigh day 1 NAO 1 national audit office 1 Discount 1 Warm 1 financial conduct authority 1 Trains 1 Travel 2 councils 1 local government association 1 inclusive 1 Gamechanger 1