Tim Cooper, CEO United Response, said

"The ADASS annual budget report published this week clearly demonstrates that the crisis in social funding is getting ever more critical. We are in real danger of social care reaching the point of collapse. The 2% social care precept was never going to fully fund the cost of implementing the National Living Wage, let alone fund the increasing demand for social care.

"As a national charity we have taken actions to ensure our finances will stretch to cover the cost of paying our staff the NLW for 2016-2017  and to continue providing the vital services to people we support.  However, we will need a 6% increase year on year in the funding we receive from local government to cover the costs arising from the NLW.  It is now vital  that our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, makes the proper funding of adult social care an immediate priority."


Read what other people are saying about the ADASS annual budget report in:

The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph

Learning Disability Today

Community Care