As funding debates are dominated by elder care, there are others whose needs are ignored while the services they depend on are starved of cashThe government appears to have finally accepted the dire state of social care funding with the announcement of a new green paper. Whichever party takes power after the general election, social care funding should get the attention it so desperately needs – but will that be true for all aspects of the sector?I’m concerned that the debate on the future of funding is dominated by elderly care services. While the need to provide these is essential, they are not the only demands on scarce social care budgets. Related: Social care green paper is an opportunity too important to be missed | Peter Beresford Related: This is what social care needs from the green paper to avert a crisis | Paul Burstow Continue reading…

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