This report makes it clear that the cap on care costs that comes in next ￼year could cost taxpayers £29 billion.
Local authorities will need thousands more social workers to do assessments and be responsible for millions more pounds worth of social care.
Without a greatly increased workforce and funding they will drown. Rural authorities are set to be particularly hard hit to the tune of about £7.6 billion.
The lion’s share of the Government’s National Insurance increase will go to the NHS to help reduce waiting lists for the first 3 years, so social care won’t be covered.
We need true reform of social care and a properly integrated National Health and Care Service to even start to tackle this long ignored issue.