Social Care in England is to receive an additional £2billion funding over next three years as announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Spring 2017 budget address. Alongside that, a further £100 million will be available immediately for up to 100 new triage projects at A&E in English hospitals in time for next winter.
This will provide immediate benefit to our NHS, and stands alongside the Government’s commitment to deliver a £10 billion real terms increase in annual NHS finding by 2020.
Councillor Dr Fabio Conti, Opposition Member for Health & Adults said:
“Whilst we wait to hear exactly how the money with be distributed, it is great news that the Government have committed a further £2billion for the Social Care system over the next three years. This is on top of the already delivered £7billion extra spending power to the system over the next three years.
It is also welcoming to hear that the Government are going to outline in a Green Paper later this year, the options on how they plan to tackle the challenges of social care over the long term.”