Croydon Conservatives have welcomed the news that the Government has announced that it will increase adult social care funding in our borough by £3.8 million.
The additional money will help deliver the services communities need and support the most vulnerable residents within our borough. £1.4 million extra will go towards easing winter pressures, and £2.3 million is allocated for Adult and Children’s Social Care in Croydon.
Through careful management of the country’s finances, in the Autumn Budget last month the Conservative Government was able to provide a significant range of measures to support councils in delivering local services, support vulnerable people and build vibrant communities.
As well as boosting funds to Croydon, the Government also announced an additional £55 million towards the Disabled Facilities Grant in 2018-19, to provide home aids and adaptations for disabled children and adults on low incomes. Together with an additional £84 million, over 5 years, to drive improvements in social work practise and decision-making in children’s social care. This means a real-terms increase in funding for Croydon in 2018-19, and 2019-20, helping Croydon deliver the vital services residents need.
Cllr Scott Roche, member of the Scrutiny committee for Health and Social Care, said: “This is excellent news for Croydon residents, from my personal experience caring for my Mum who suffers from MS, I appreciate the importance of ensuring local Councils are in a strong position to support the most vulnerable members of our community, when they need it most.
"The extra funding recognises the important role local Councils have with helping the vulnerable stay independent at home for longer, which is essential for their mental and emotional state, through an already difficult time in their life."