Will lack of cash cripple the Care Act?

By Dan Peters | 05 March 2015

The Care Act has been hailed as a welcome framework for the 21st century, but directors of adult social care services are concerned that the Government has failed to commit enough cash to implement its important reforms. Dan Peters reports on their findings

All of a sudden, everyone is very excited about health and social care.

Last week’s announcement that local leaders in Greater Manchester were poised to take control of an integrated £6bn health and social care budget from 2016 was hailed as a template that could soon be replicated.

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