ADASS: More than half a million people now waiting for social care

12 May 2022

More than 500,000 people are now waiting for social care and since spring 2021 there has been a seven-fold increase in the number of hours a week of home care that could not be delivered.

The size of the social care waiting list was revealed in new survey findings from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS). They show that 506,131 people were waiting for assessments, reviews and/or care support to start.

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