Care budgets target warning by Audit Commission

Many councils are struggling with moves to give individual people their own budgets to spend on social care, a watchdog claims.

Since 2007 adults who need care have been able to apply for council funding which they can then spend on the services they actually want.

But a report by the Audit Commission says the take up in some council areas is as low as six per cent.

Andy McKeon from the Audit Commission explains the system.

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