Campaigners left disappointed after health minister Andrew Lansley made no commitment to funding reform.
Social care funding is in crisis. The ‘Barnet Graph of Doom’ is a neat way to display just how serious this crisis is:
[Image: (Click to make larger) A graph showing the cost of adult social services in Barnet in lime green, and the cost of child social services in Barnet in pale green. A blue line represents the total council budget. It shows that within 20 years, unless things change dramatically, the north London council will be unable to provide any services except adult social care and children’s services. No libraries, no parks, no leisure centres – not even bin collections.]