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Councils told to spend £123m social care grant boost on capacity and sustainability

Local authorities have been told that Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund 2024 to 2025 monies must be used to maintain or seek improvements made in 2023 to 2024, in particular to build capacity and improve market sustainability. 

New guidance details a £123 million increase in the fund to £1.05 billion to be used for three key purposes:  

  • increasing fee rates paid to adult social care providers in local areas
  • increasing adult social care workforce capacity and retention
  • reducing adult social care waiting times.


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