The extract from Local Government Chronicle below show the extent of the challenge for councils whop provide Adult Social care.   At the moment councils must go for a referendum if they want to raise council tax about 2% . The NHS have been strong advocates of increased funding for social care as they are currently picking up the pieces with increase A&E attendances and inpatient admissions. There are many economic challenges facing the country but the crisis in adult social care is profound and needs to be addressed.