Social care supports society's most vulnerable people. Yet it is a sector in crisis with ever-increasing demand, unmet need, rising costs and a fragile provider market.
Now, due to COVID-19, the spotlight is on social care like never before. The pandemic is affecting the sector's resilience and sustainability, in both the short and longer term.
Moving forward, reform is essential to manage further increases in cost and demand. In 2018/19, almost 50% of councils overspent on adult social care and 80% overspent on children's services. Planning for and managing the delivery of such volatile, demand-led services is far from easy, especially when resources are scarce.
How CIPFA can help you
CIPFA's unique position in local government and expertise means we can work with you to link finance management with the best outcomes for your community. Identifying, prioritising and protecting vulnerable citizens is more vital than ever.
The very latest on social care from CIPFA
- New publication: Planning to Deliver Good Value in Demand-led Services
- Book upcoming and view archived webinars
For ongoing help
- Social Care Health Check
- Social Care Advisory Network
- Benchmarking service
- Adult social care information services
- Children's services information services
To discuss how we can help you address the issues around your social care please contact Dr Eleanor Roy, CIPFA Policy Manager Health and Social Care
Tel: 020 7543 5600