Responding to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Social Care, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK said:

“While the argument about how we pay for care is of huge importance, we must also immediately introduce budget pooling and co-operation between the NHS and council-run social care services. This would help prevent older people from receiving poor-quality treatment and care, which sadly many now experience.

Far too often, care recipients are inappropriately placed in acute hospital settings which are disproportionately costly to the NHS.

Local authority annual budgetary cycles mean preventable care is far too often, not viable, despite the potential for huge future cost savings to the NHS.

There isn't enough money in the system to meet current needs. The forthcoming Social Care White Paper must recognise the fact that many older people are currently struggling to cope”.

Lyndsey Mitchell at ILC-UK on 020 7340 0440. Or email


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