SCIE response to ADASS report on 'avalanche of care requests'
14 July 2021
The COVID pandemic has created an “avalanche” of demand for social care, a new report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has revealed. SCIE's Chief Executive, Kathryn Smith, says:
We’ve spent 16 months talking about how Covid-19 has put care and support services under even more pressure than usual; and how it has further highlighted the need for reform. Today’s report looks at some of the unintended consequences of Covid-19. But we will continue calls for meaningful reform as these worrying figures underline just how much that reform is needed right now. We agree with ADASS that under-investment means that more people are in need of social care and support but fewer are getting it; and many are getting less. Political leaders know that this is high on the agenda. Today we join ADASS and others in calling for sustainable reform for adult social care.