Counting the cost of care in Wiltshire

By Cllr Richard Clewer | 08 March 2022

Wiltshire is a large rural county, with great economic opportunities and warm, welcoming communities that make it a wonderful place to live. Akin to many other rural areas, we also have a growing ageing population, and we need to support our older residents.

Last month we set our budget for the 2022-23 financial year of just over £417m. More than half of it, around £235m, will be spent on support and care for adults and children. Of that, we spend over £36 of every £100 on adult social care.

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