London Councils welcomes "much-needed" Budget boost to adult social care

  • By JackGraves

London Councils has welcomed the additional funding for adult social care announced in the Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. 

A further £240 million will be made available for adult social care in 2019-20, in addition to the £240 million for 2018-19 winter pressures announced last month. London Councils estimates London boroughs will receive just over £37 million each year. 

On top of this, an additional £410 million will be awarded to local government in 2019-20 to be spent on both adult and children’s social care. 

Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE, London Councils’ Executive member for health and care, said:

“The government is right to boost adult social care funding. There are challenges facing adult social care provision across London, and boroughs will welcome this much-needed investment.

“We look forward to the publication of the government’s green paper on adult social care so that we can get on with planning for the future of these crucial services.”