Social Care Green paper

Adult social care in London is under considerable pressure, meaning the government’s recent Budget announcement of additional investment in the sector is very welcome. 

  • By London Councils

Increased levels of demand from a growing and ageing population pose a major long-term challenge, and London boroughs still face an adult social care funding shortfall of up to £100 million in 2019/20.

The government’s forthcoming green paper on adult social care, due to be published this autumn and promising proposals to “ensure that the care and support system is sustainable in the long term”, is therefore a crucial opportunity.

This briefing sets out London Councils’ asks from the green paper, based on our response to the Local Government Association’s own ‘green paper’ consultation on this issue. We believe the government’s green paper should remain focused on achieving high-quality social care provision, funded in a fair and sustainable manner, that enables Londoners to access the services that are right for them and to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

London Councils