LGA: Care Act hope has faded

By Dan Peters | 15 May 2024

Only around two thirds of councils are confident of being able to meet all their legal duties under the Care Act by April.

This is despite eight in 10 councils forecasting they will have to cut spending on community services such as parks, libraries and leisure in a bid to try to protect care services, according to a survey of councillors published by the Local Government Association (LGA) yesterday.

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