A statement from The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts:
The Department of Health and the Department for Communities and Local Government are changing the adult social care provision when it has no idea whether the changes will actually deliver savings. The result is unnecessary stress and an unfair financial burden on those who need care and the 5.4 million unofficial carers who already contribute £55 billion worth of care every year.
The fact the departments do not know how much longer the entire care system can cope under the mounting pressure makes for a worrying picture. I look forward to discussing this with them on 26 March.