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TSA Response to the Government’s Financial Budget March 2021

 

4 March 2021

Chief Executive, Alyson Scurfield: “TEC Services Association (TSA) acknowledges the latest national budget and its commitment to support those sectors hit hardest by the effects of COVID-19. We are therefore disappointed in not only the absence of financial support for social care but the lack of recognition of the contribution and value social care plays in the wellbeing of populations across the nation.

"The conversation around the critical role of social care and the urgent need for its reform has become increasingly louder. We would like to see the Government firmly commit to the improvement of social care in the next reform budget through not only better funding but also support for digital initiatives and innovation programmes around Care. How this can be achieved is encased in the impending launch of the TSA ADASS Commission report which offers the foundations for this transformation.”

TSA and ADASS (The Association of Directors of Adult Social Care) will be launching the findings and key recommendations of a joint Commission How Can Technology Be Truly Integrated into Social Care? to government on the role of digital in a reformed adult social care system. The Commission was set up to explore how better access to technology could improve joint working between health, social care and housing and offer more preventative, responsive support, shaped around the individual. See the launch at TSA’s ITEC Conference on 23 March.

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