“A new report has found that Devon County Council to be one of the lowest spenders on adult social care.
Most adult social care spending in England is paid for by local councils.
The report, commissioned by the Salvation Army, examined nationwide social care spending of rural and urban councils and concluded that Devon was among the worst.
The charity calculated the “spending potential” for over-65s with a disability of every local council and unitary authority.
In Devon, the theoretical per person spending was approximately £6,900, a fraction of the £32,000 that Lambeth Council in London can spend.”