Social care workforce funding halved for England, government confirms

Health / Tue 4th Apr 2023 at 08:54am

FUNDING promised to develop the social care workforce in England has been halved, the government has confirmed reports the BBC.

In 2021 the government pledged “at least” £500 million for reforms, to be spent on training places and technology over three years.

But that figure is now £250 million, according to the Department of Health.

A coalition of charities said this cut is “just the latest in a long series of disappointments” over social care.

The government said its reforms would give care “the status it deserves” but some organisations in the sector say they fall short of what is needed.

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2 Comments for Social care workforce funding halved for England, government confirms:

gary roberts
2023-04-04 09:59:12

Mr. Halfon where has the rest of the money for social care gone? All the warm words and BS has proved again you have let down the people of this town. No hospital and now no funding for social care. Based on that finding will you vote for him and his party come May? I hope not.

David Forman
2023-04-06 00:22:33

Adult social care is in a mess because the privatised model is ever so costly, inconsistent quality and being asset stripped by hedge funds & private equity groups. Once upon a time there were geriatric hospitals and local authority run care homes and it worked reasonably well. Put the profit motive into care and you get corners cut and sharks involved. See Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/10/predatory-financial-tactics-survival-uk-care-system-at-risk

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