Sir Merrick Cockell, the chairman of the Local Government Association, said councils from all parties are united in the call for reform.
Councils across the political divide are united in calling on government to work with us to truly undertake radical reform and ensure the way we offer support to older and disabled people is fairer, simpler and fit for purpose.
We can't dodge the fact that the cost of social care already takes up more than 40 per cent of council budgets.
Yet councils, who are already facing an estimated £1 billion reduction in social care budgets, will see almost £2 billion a year added to the annual cost of care by 2015, because of our ageing population.
Failure to tackle the funding in the long awaited government White Paper could mean a bleak outlook with services like road maintenance, parks, leisure centres and public toilets becoming increasingly limited as councils have to divert more and more money to making sure vulnerable people are cared for.
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