Social care is certainly receiving more and more press coverage of late and politicians in Westminster appear to have started to listen to colleagues in Local Government.  It reached the lofty heights of PMQ's and further funding ( or should I say the option has been allowed for democratically elected councils to be able to use their own tax raising powers to address an issue for which they are held accountable for by Government via the Care Quality System and of course by their own electorates) looks likely to be available. The Government's funding choice seems bizarre. Council tax is both diminished in terms of its support of council spending, has been pared back in recent years by Government incentives not to increase it and bears no correlation in any Council area with demand for services. Its a bit like funding your summer holiday abroad by telling your kids that if they want to come with you they need to pay for it out of their pocket money. This story is not going away.