A report from the County Councils Network outlines the issues and funding pressures facing county authorities in delivering adult social care

Delivering adult social care in challenging times — NHS Networks

The results of a survey of county directors of adult social care reveals that 88% believe their budgets to be at a severe or critical level. Only 12% report their current funding levels as manageable. The report argues that social care pressures are most acute in county areas due to the fastest-growing elderly populations and the proportionately reduced funding in county authorities.