London Councils represents all 32 London boroughs, the City of London, the
Metropolitan Police Authority and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
In the creation of this response London Councils has consulted: borough leaders; Lead
Members of Health and Adult Services; the London ADASS branch and other borough
officers; and other interested public sector, third sector and voluntary organisations. We
have also commissioned research into the current and predicted expenditure on social
care costs in London and elsewhere.
Link for Executive summary available on this page
3.2 Attendance Allowance
3.2.1 London Councils is concerned that the majority of the funding solution in the green paper
relies on attendance allowance being integrated into the social care funding pool.
Without this pot of money, none of the funding systems can work.
3.2.2 London Councils does not believe the removal of attendance allowance from being a
non-means tested benefit into the social care funding pool and therefore into a
potentially unsustainable system is fair or wise.
3.2.3 The removal of attendance allowance from being a non-means tested benefit into the
social care funding pool would reduce the ability of many families to pay for hidden costs
that an integrated system would not necessarily be able to take account of.