Chancellor announces additional £1.5bn for social care

Health and social care secretary of state Sajid Javid

Councils will have access to £1.5bn of new funding for social care, Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced. Most of the money (£1bn) will be available through a new grant, while £500m will be through the adult social care precept. Outlining the government spending plans, the chancellor said: ‘We can’t have an effective health system without…

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