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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the needs of elderly and vulnerable people faced with closure of day centres previously provided by local authorities.
The responsibility for addressing the social care needs of their local community rests with local authorities.
The Government recognise the importance of social care services and have taken steps to ensure that local authorities have sufficient funds to provide them. In recognition of the pressures on the social care system in a challenging fiscal climate, we have allocated an additional £2 billion by 2014-15 to support the delivery of social care. With an ambitious programme of efficiency, there will be enough funding available both to protect people's access to services and deliver new approaches to improve quality and outcomes.
A Vision for Adult Social Care: Capable Communities and Active Citizens, published on
Having a personal budget can give people greater choice and control over their care and can open up many more opportunities than attendance at a day centre.