The Government is currently producing a Social Care Green Paper, which will consider a range of options to ensure our social care system meets the needs of our ageing population and is placed on a sustainable footing for the long term. This certainly reflects a change in thinking, by giving local authorities greater flexibility over the use of the council tax social care precept. This will enable councils to choose to raise extra money, while retaining savings from the New Homes Bonus, totaling £240 million, helping them to reduce pressures on the NHS.
The increases in funding, along with other changes will, I hope, help local care providers like Flexicare, give support to the most vulnerable. I wish Flexicare all good fortune in continuing to provide outstanding care.