9th December 2015

Vital care services for older and disabled people in England remain at risk – despite government attempts to protect the sector, care leaders say.

In November 2015, George Osborne announced plans he said would lead to an above-inflation rise in care budgets.

But council chiefs, NHS managers and care bosses have cast doubt on those claims in a letter to the chancellor.

It warns his plans would leave a funding gap and put vulnerable people at risk – denied by the government.