We must end the politicisation of adult social care

By Shaun Davies | 21 May 2024

It is a decade since the Care Act received Royal Assent. The Act pulled together a patchwork of legislation on adult social care built up since 1948, placing duties on councils, including the need to focus on people’s wellbeing and ensure the provision of preventative services.

However, the last 10 years has been characterised by both a rise in people needing to draw on care and support and significant cuts to funding that has left councils under increasing pressure to do more with less.

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