Adult social care services spending ‘has fallen by 3% in real terms’
The amount spent on adult social care in England has fallen in real terms, according to a report.
The study from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) found a fall in spending by councils, from £17.2 billion in 2013/14 to £17.1 billion in 2014/15.
This represents a 3% drop in real terms, the study said.
Among 144 councils, the amount spent on residential and nursing care for adults aged 65 and over was £4.9 billion, a 2% drop in real terms compared with the year before.