New manifesto for social care is essential – by Peter Beresford

Courtesy of the Guardian Social Care Network

There seems to be a strong sense in social care that the chancellor’s failure to do anything about its ever-worsening crisis in his autumn statement is the last straw. More powerful voices in the sector than ever before have issued statements highlighting the catastrophic state of social care, including the Care Quality Commission, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association.

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