ARC England was one of a number of signatories of an unprecedented statement to the treasury on social care funding. The other signatories included ADASS, Care and Support Alliance and other members of the Care Provider Alliance.

The depth of shared concerns about the quality, safety and sufficiency of social care services has brought together national organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to make this unprecedented joint statement on behalf of an estimated 1.9 million people using such care services.

The statement urges the government to have a “transparent debate about the cost of and funding for sustainable care of decent quality”.