Devon to be one of worst-hit areas for inability to cope with ageing population

Devon will have largest shortage in number of beds, with a projected 1,921 short by 2022

“… Izzi Seccombe, from the Local Government Association, said: ‘These findings reinforce our warning about the urgent need to reform adult social care and deliver a long-term sustainable solution that delivers a range of high-quality care and support for the growing numbers of people who will need it.

‘It is absolutely critical that the Government uses the Autumn Budget to bring forward its consultation for social care announced in the Queen’s Speech, and that it works with local government leaders in delivering a long-term sustainable solution for social care.

‘To tackle the problems we face tomorrow, we must start planning today.’