Social care spending still £600m lower than ten years ago

An analysis published today by the TUC of annual adult social care spending in England has found that spending is still £600m lower than in 2010.

The analysis finds that in 112 of the 150 responsible local authorities, social care spending per head of the population is still below 2010.

Spending per head is 8% below the level in 2010 for England overall with regional reductions ranging from 18% in London, to 5% in the South East, East Midlands, and East of England.

The South West of England is the only region to have increased its funding, with an additional £3 per capita.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 7 September 2020