Autumn Statement: 'Mistake' not to invest in social care, ex-minister says
Chancellor Philip Hammond made a "mistake" not investing in social care in his Autumn Statement, a former health secretary has said.
NHS Confederation chairman Stephen Dorrell said a small investment could deliver "significant improvements" and urged the government to rethink.
Council leaders have warned a social care crisis is "happening right now".
The government says local authorities will have £3.5bn more to spend on social care by 2020.
There have been repeated warnings about the costs of an ageing population and the impact of cuts in social care spending... read more
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