Carers UK responds to latest budget survey from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) carries out a survey each year of the 150 Directors of Adult Social Care in England.The report based on the survey provides data and evidence on the breadth of social care from those who are at the heart of commissioning and delivering it.

Key findings include:

  • £700 million savings planned to adult social care budgets in 2019/20.
    £7.7 billion cumulative savings since 2010.
  • For 2019/20, only 33 per cent of directors of adult social services are fully confident that planned savings of £699 million will be fully met in the year, with 65 per cent directors being partially confident.
  • 39 per cent of Directors of Adult Social Services (DASSs) stated the biggest pressure to adult social care budgets was from working age adults (17 per cent in 2017/18).
  • Only 35 per cent of DASSs are fully confident that budgets will be sufficient to meet all of their statutory duties in 2019/20.
  • Directors are least confident about meeting statutory duties relating to care market sustainability (62 per cent 2019/20, 79 per cent 2020/21), followed by prevention and wellbeing.


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