With the spending review confirming an additional £300 million will be made available in 2021 to provide council grants for social care, one might be forgiven for thinking this was a good thing.

Its certainly not a bad thing. But will it make anywhere near the difference to this under resourced, under appreciated but oh so important area of community service provision and delivery - looking after the elderly and some of the most vulnerable?

The key to todays spending review is that there are tough choices ahead - and probably will be for many years to come. But can the social care sector - already reeling from the pandemic - cope with only this amount of additional funding at a time when need has probably never been greater? Only time will tell, but my instinct tells me that sadly this will not make a big enough difference to some of those most in need to state support.