Social Services: Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated to local authorities for adult social services.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

This Government has recognised the pressures faced by adult social services and has provided councils with access to an additional £10 billion of dedicated funding for adult social care in the three years to 2019-20.

Future levels of funding will be settled in the Spending Review, where the overall approach to funding local government will be considered.

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