The Chancellor, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, today announced the Government's commitments to future public spending as he set out the 2020-2021 Spending Round.

Responding to the review, Director of Services at Carers Trust, Kathryn Hill, said:

“Carers Trust is concerned that the government was only able to commit to its spending plans for a year with this short-term one year Spending Round. The commitments the Chancellor made to a longer-term Review must be realised.

“While the short-term growth the Chancellor promised today will contribute towards giving social care the amount it needs, it still means local authorities won’t have enough of what they need to properly support carers, the disabled people and older people they care for. Nor will it pay paid care support workers anywhere near enough. On Professional Care Workers Day, this seems particularly relevant.

“These amounts of money pledged by the Chancellor seem large. But the fact that this still isn’t enough shows the scale of the problem. On entering Downing Street, the new Prime Minister promised to fix social care. If that’s to happen, the government must come out of its Brexit paralysis and ensure that social care receives the long-term funding solution it so desperately needs.”