While the NHS provides some social care services to those with significant health-related care needs, most publicly funded care in England is organised and paid for by local councils. Adult social care spending accounts for more than one-third of councils’ overall spending on local services (excluding education). Last year’s social care budget was £22 billion.
Health care is enormously expensive – about £150 billion pa in the UK. Just 4% of this goes % on prevention.
Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual. Mark Twain