To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answers of 8 November 2017 to Questions 111039 and 111045, on NHS: reorganisation, what the final funding gap was for social care in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Stoke-on-Trent for 2016-17; and what the projected funding gaps for each such organisation are for (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20 and (iv) 2020-21 within the updated local sustainability and transformation plan process.
The Department does not collect this information.
We have taken several steps to help secure a strong and sustainable social care system, including the Budget announcement of an extra £2 billion in funding. Taken together, Government funding decisions since 2015 will give councils access to £9.25 billion more dedicated funding for social care over the next three years.
Adult social care is a locally delivered system and it is up to local authorities to plan how best to use their available funding to provide services for their residents based on knowledge of local need.