The Central Council of the UK wide SHA has highlighted the need for more work to be done on social care as part of building a sustainable health and care system.

The Health & Social Care Centre reports that in England expenditure of adult social services over the five year period from 2009-10 ( when the figure was £16.8 billion) expenditure has increased by one per cent in cash terms, a decrease of eight per cent in real terms. This is a reflection of the unbalanced approach to care being taken in that country.

Our comrades in Scotland are also obviously aware of these concerns as well as judged by these comments on their dedicated SHA site which merit further consideration.

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