The social care funding gap: implications for local health care reform

  • This briefing offers an analysis of the size of the gap in adult social care funding in England – at least £2bn in 2017/18.
  • This estimate is based on information provided on the position of social care funding in 25 of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
  • The briefing draws on interviews with a range of STP leaders and argues that the social care funding gap has significant implications for STPs. Insufficient funding risks their ability to improve care and put services on a more sustainable footing.

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