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Local authority social care responsibilities under the spotlight

UKParliamentLogoTwo parliamentary announcements this week have focussed attention on local authority’s ability to be able to support people with personal budgets and implement the Care Act.

The first is a report from the Public Accounts Committee which has been taking evidence and considering how well local councils are dealing with personal budgets.

The second announcement was from the Department for Communities and Local Government Select Committee which has launched an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority adult social care and the quality of care provided.

Sue Bott, Deputy CEO at Disability Rights UK has responded to the announcements on the DR UK website. Read more here.

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