In response to the government’s Better Care Fund, aimed at easing hospital pressure, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said: 

“We welcome the Better Care Fund and the emphasis on joining up health and social care. But none of this is new money – just existing budgets that are being ring-fenced for this purpose. At a time when both the NHS is struggling and social care is seriously underfunded, it will not in itself ensure that the crisis in our health and care system is resolved.” 

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